The Brief: "Coronely" is a portmanteau of the words "Coronavirus" and "lonely," that refers to the loneliness that comes with pandemic isolation.

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On the day before Valentine’s Day 2021, an Urban Dictionary entry defined “coronely” as “[w]hen Lockdown 3.0 is announced 2 days before Valentines Day.” Along with terms like coronacoaster, quarantini, and panny, this captures some of the many challenges associated with life in a pandemic