Instantly - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɪnstəntli|  American pronunciation of the word instantly
Brit.  |ˈɪnst(ə)ntli|  British pronunciation of the word instantly


- without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening (syn: directly, forthwith, immediately, now, straightaway)
- without any delay (syn: instantaneously, outright)


His voice is instantly recognizable.

They instantly fell in love.

She was killed instantly when her car hit a tree.

...we realized there would be problems instantly we saw the final report...

The snow melted instantly wherever it came in contact with the rock.

All four victims died instantly.

The information was instantly available.

He died instantly and did not suffer.

He suffered a heart attack and died instantly.

...a fighting force that could be roused instantly from dormancy to action...

...she looked at him with the hauteur of someone who is accustomed to being instantly obeyed...

...a particularly melodious ringtone that was instantly recognizable...

Her simple artless charm won us over instantly.

To checkmate their dangerous rival instantly.

He who does a good deed, is instantly ennobled.

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