promptly Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “promptly” in the English Dictionary

"promptly" in British English

See all translations

promptlyadverb

uk   /ˈprɒmpt.li/  us   /ˈprɑːmpt-/
B2 quickly, without ​delay, or at the ​arrangedtime: We'll have to ​leavefairly promptly (= on ​time) if we ​want to ​catch that ​train. We ​try to ​answerreaders' ​letters as promptly (= ​quickly) as we can. She ​promised she'd ​keep it ​secret and promptly (= ​immediately after) went and told Dad!
More examples
(Definition of promptly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"promptly" in Business English

See all translations

promptlyadverb

uk   us   /ˈprɒmptli/
quickly, without delay, or at the ​arrangedtime: start/finish promptly The ​meeting will ​start promptly at 9am. The ​trainleft promptly at 8:06.
(Definition of promptly from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “promptly”
in Arabic فَورا…
in Korean 재빠르게…
in Portuguese rapidamente, imediatamente…
in Catalan ràpidament, de seguida…
in Japanese 直ちに, 即座に…
in Chinese (Simplified) 迅速地,立即地, 依照预定时间地…
in Chinese (Traditional) 迅速地,立即,依照預定時間地…
in Italian sollecitamente…
What is the pronunciation of promptly?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

conker

the shiny brown poisonous nut of a horse chestnut tree

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More