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spontaneousadjective

uk   /spɒnˈteɪ.ni.əs/  us   /spɑːnˈteɪ.ni.əs/
spontaneity
noun [U] uk   /ˌspɒn.təˈneɪ.ə.ti/  us   /ˌspɑːn.tənˈeɪ.ə.t̬i/ approving
The script has a refreshing spontaneity and sparkle.
spontaneously
adverb uk   /spɒnˈteɪ.ni.əs.li/  us   /spɑːnˈteɪ.ni.əs.li/
The liquid spontaneously ignited.
(Definition of spontaneous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spontaneousadjective

 us   /spɑnˈteɪ·ni·əs/
happening naturally, without planning or encouragement: a spontaneous performance spontaneous affection
spontaneously
adverb  us   /spɑnˈteɪ·ni·əs·li/
The children spontaneously gave us hugs and kisses.
(Definition of spontaneous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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