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adverb quickly pronunciation in American English /ˈkwɪkli/
  1. 1
    at a fast speed
    She went quickly out of the room.
    We have to work quickly.
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  2. 2
    after only a short time
    Our suspicions were quickly proved accurate.
    Something has to be done about this quickly.
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  3. 3
    lasting only a short time
    Let me explain very quickly what I mean.
    go quickly: The summer vacation always seem to go so quickly.

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