Meaning of “quickly” in the English Dictionary

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"quickly" in British English

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quicklyadverb

uk /ˈkwɪk.li/ us /ˈkwɪk.li/

A2 at a fast speed:

We'll have to walk quickly to get there on time.
Quickly now, you two, daddy's waiting in the car!

A2 after only a very short time:

He replied very quickly.
He quickly realized that she wasn't telling the truth.

More examples

  • She quickly left the chorus for a starring role.
  • The plane climbed quickly to a height of 30 000 feet.
  • Police quickly closed off the area.
  • Christmas comes round so quickly!
  • You don't need to eat so quickly! It's not a competition.

(Definition of “quickly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)