What does suddenly mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suddenly, all of a sudden, of a sudden(adverb)

    happening unexpectedly

    "suddenly she felt a sharp pain in her side"

  2. abruptly, suddenly, short, dead(adverb)

    quickly and without warning

    "he stopped suddenly"

  3. on the spur of the moment, suddenly(adverb)

    on impulse; without premeditation

    "he decided to go to Chicago on the spur of the moment"; "he made up his mind suddenly"

Wiktionary

  1. suddenly(Adverb)

    Happening quickly and with little or no warning; in a sudden manner.

    Suddenly, the heavens opened and we all got drenched.

Freebase

  1. Suddenly

    "Suddenly" is a single from Ashley Tisdale's debut album Headstrong, the song was released in Germany on May 2, 2008, as her third single there. The song was not released in the United States, and was her debut album's final single.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suddenly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #814

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suddenly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1471

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suddenly' in Adverbs Frequency: #91

How to pronounce suddenly?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say suddenly in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suddenly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suddenly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of suddenly in a Sentence

  1. Wade Smith:

    Sylvia Hatchell would not insist that Sylvia Hatchell players play through pain or injury and depends on team doctors to clear them for competition, sylvia Hatchell dearly loves all the young women Sylvia Hatchell has coached and so many of them have reached out to support her this week. We must not suddenly assume the worst about people who have lived exemplary lives.

  2. Julie Andrews:

    I'm still dealing with [his death], there are days when it's perfectly wonderful and I am myself and then it's suddenly [it'll] sock you in the middle of your gut and you think, 'Ah God, I wish he were here.' But he is in a way. I think one carries that love always.

  3. Agatha Christie:

    I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations and suddenly find - at the age of fifty, say - that a whole new life has opened before you, filled with things you can think about, study, or read about...It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you.

  4. Jason Crow:

    In a bad political environment, [ we ] are more likely to survive than people that suddenly find themselves in headwinds that they've never experienced before.

  5. Bosmat Viner-Shwarzbard:

    Instead of old people's mobility scooters, you're suddenly seeing so many baby's pushchairs rolling along, it's brought a spirit of renewal to the kibbutz. I'm happy that what my grandparents began here will go on.

Images & Illustrations of suddenly

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