Definition of suddenly in English:

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suddenly

Pronunciation: /ˈsʌd(ə)nli/

adverb

Quickly and unexpectedly: George II died suddenly suddenly I heard a loud scream
More example sentences
  • He was looking better than he had in a long time, so it was a terrible shock that he died so suddenly.
  • Friends of a young mother who died suddenly are gearing up to raise cash for her son.
  • Auden spent much of the last years of his life in Oxford, and died suddenly in Vienna.
Synonyms
immediately, instantaneously, instantly, in an instant, straight away, all of a sudden, at once, all at once, promptly, abruptly, in a trice, swiftly;
unexpectedly, without warning, without notice, on the spur of the moment
informal straight off, out of the blue, in a flash, like a shot, before you can say Jack Robinson, before you can say knife, in two shakes (of a lamb's tail)

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