instantly


1in·stant·ly

adverb \ˈin(t)-stənt-lē\

: without delay

Full Definition of INSTANTLY

1
:  with importunity :  urgently
2
:  without the least delay :  immediately

Examples of INSTANTLY

  1. His voice is instantly recognizable.
  2. They instantly fell in love.
  3. She was killed instantly when her car hit a tree.

First Known Use of INSTANTLY

15th century

2instantly

conjunction

Definition of INSTANTLY

:  as soon as <he ran across the grass instantly he perceived his mother — W. M. Thackeray>

Examples of INSTANTLY

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

First Known Use of INSTANTLY

1793

Related to INSTANTLY

Synonyms
as soon as, immediately [chiefly British], when, once

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