Definition of 'instantly'

See related content

Synonyms of "instantly"
Synonyms of "instantly"
French Translation of "instantly"
French Translation of "instantly"
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : periselenium
Word of the day : periselenium
Spanish Translation of "instantly"
Spanish Translation of "instantly"
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar

Example sentences containing 'instantly'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
He suffered a brain injury and would have died instantly or within an hour. The Sun (2017)This can look exactly like a stroke but is cured almost instantly by an urgent dose of glucose. The Sun (2016)One American died instantly and the other two died in hospital. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And, of course, the style is instantly recognisable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This "absurdly simple contrivance" almost instantly transformed southern agriculture. Garraty, John Arthur The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)The songs are enjoyable in the moment but instantly forgettable. The Sun (2013)Familiar in the sense that his features were instantly recognisable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The victim is said to have died instantly. The Sun (2014)The rest was instantly forgettable apart from one odd episode in the first half. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The biker got up almost instantly and seemed unharmed. Vera Peiffer POSITIVELY FEARLESS: Breaking free of the fears that hold you back (2001)The shrapnel pierced his heart and lungs and he died almost instantly. The Sun (2008)That was the sum of it in an instantly forgettable first half. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The pilot and nose gunner were killed instantly. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Almost all the addresses are instantly forgettable. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The bodies of people killed instantly showed no signs of stress. Wallace, Louise M & Bundy, Christine Coping with Angina (1990)This is carried out almost instantly. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Almost instantly the roadblocks were removed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Women know instantly when you're looking. The Sun (2014)She wants to do the right thing, but doesn't always instantly know what that is. Christianity Today (2000)While some are instantly recognisable for what they are, others could seem unwelcome, if not a disaster. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Both have brought new ideas to the game and become household names in their adopted country, not least thanks to instantly recognisable voices rarely off the airwaves. Times, Sunday Times (2008)

Trends of 'instantly'

In Common Usage. instantly is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage over:

Translations for 'instantly'

British English: instantly /ˈɪnstəntlɪ/ ADVERB
If something happens instantly, it happens immediately.
She instantly recognised him.
  • American English: instantly
  • Arabic: سَرِيعَاً
  • Brazilian Portuguese: imediatamente
  • Chinese: 立即地
  • Croatian: odmah
  • Czech: okamžitě
  • Danish: øjeblikkeligt
  • Dutch: onmiddellijk
  • European Spanish: al instante
  • Finnish: välittömästi
  • French: instantanément
  • German: augenblicklich
  • Greek: αμέσως
  • Italian: immediatamente
  • Japanese: 即座に
  • Korean: 즉시
  • Norwegian: umiddelbart
  • Polish: nagle
  • European Portuguese: imediatamente
  • Romanian: instant
  • Russian: мгновенно
  • Spanish: al instante
  • Swedish: omedelbart
  • Thai: อย่างทันทีทันใด
  • Turkish: anında
  • Ukrainian: негайно
  • Vietnamese: lập tức


Definition of instantly from the Collins English Dictionary
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
The moon is at the forefront of our minds as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ on 20th July, 1969. This month, we’ve been exploring lunar terminology, as well as looking at how the moon has woven itself into the fabric of our everyday language.
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access