Definitions for instantlyˈɪn stənt li
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•stant•ly*ˈɪn stənt li(adv.)
immediately; at once.
(conj.)as soon as; directly.
* Syn: See immediately.
Origin of instantly:
immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, now, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shot(adverb)
without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
"he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!"
instantaneously, outright, instantly, in a flash(adverb)
without any delay
"he was killed outright"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
instantly(adverb)ˈɪn stənt li
without pausing or waiting; = immediately
The car hit a tree and the driver was killed instantly.; Instantly I knew it was the guy I'd been looking for.
Urgently; with insistence.
At once; without delay.
without the least delay or interval; at once; immediately
with urgency or importunity; earnestly; pressingly
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'instantly' in Adverbs Frequency: #334
Translations for instantly
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
He went to bed and instantly fell asleep.
- فورا، في الحالArabic
- instantaneamentePortuguese (BR)
- instantáneamente, inmediatamenteSpanish
- þegar í stað, samstundisIcelandic
- tuoj pat, tą pačią sekundęLithuanian
- acumirklī; tūlītLatvian
- dengan segeraMalay
- øyeblikkelig, omgående, umiddelbartNorwegian
- istog trenutkaSerbian
- ögonblickligen, genastSwedish
- derhal, hemenTurkish
- 立即地Chinese (Trad.)
- відразу, негайноUkrainian
- ngay lập tứcVietnamese
- 立即地Chinese (Simp.)
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