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instantly Line breaks: in|stant¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈɪnst(ə)ntli/

Definition of instantly in English:


1At once; immediately: she fell asleep almost instantly
More example sentences
  • My headache was even worse now so when I got back into the cabin I fell asleep almost instantly.
  • The cheeses for export are coated with red wax, which makes them instantly recognizable.
  • One of their films is instantly recognizable in a fashion that a Kazan film never is.
quickly, rapidly, swiftly, speedily, directly, without delay, promptly;
in an instant, in a moment, in a (split) second, in a minute, in a trice, in a fraction of a second, in/like a flash, quick as lightning, like a shot, in a wink, in the blink of an eye, in the twinkling of an eye, in two shakes (of a lamb's tail), in (less than) no time, before you know it, on the double, at the speed of light, like an arrow from a bow;
informal in a jiffy, pronto, before you can say Jack Robinson, double quick, in double quick time, p.d.q. (pretty damn quick), like (greased) lightning, toot sweet
Indian informal ekdam
archaic straightway, instanter, forthright
2 archaic Urgently or persistently.
Example sentences
  • The sultan, to be assured of the truth, pleaded instantly.
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