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English definition of “promptly”

promptly

adverb     /ˈprɒmpt.li/ US  /ˈprɑːmpt-/
B2 quickly, without delay, or at the arranged time: We'll have to leave fairly promptly (= on time) if we want to catch that train. We try to answer readers' letters as promptly (= quickly) as we can. She promised she'd keep it secret and promptly (= immediately after) went and told Ben!Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and activeFast and rapidShort in time
(Definition of promptly adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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