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"suddenly" in British English

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suddenlyadverb

uk   us   /ˈsʌd.ən.li/
B1 quickly and ​unexpectedly: "Do you ​remember much about the ​accident?" "No, it all ​happened so suddenly." I was just ​dozing off when suddenly I ​heard a ​scream from ​outside. I suddenly ​realized what I'd said, but it was too late.

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

"suddenly" in American English

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suddenlyadverb

 us   /ˈsʌd·ən·li/
in a ​sudden way; very ​quickly or unexpectedly: Suddenly, from ​somewhere behind us, a ​loudvoicespoke out. Carpenter suddenly ​feltdizzy.
(Definition of suddenly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “suddenly”
in Arabic فَجأةً…
in Korean 갑자기…
in Portuguese subitamente, de repente…
in Catalan de sobte…
in Japanese 突然に, 急に…
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然, 猛地,骤然…
in Turkish beklenmedik ve hızlı bir şekilde, birden, birdenbire…
in Russian внезапно, вдруг…
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然, 猛地,驟然…
in Italian improvvisamente, di colpo…
in Polish nagle…
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