quickly

[ kwik-lee ]
/ ˈkwɪk li /

adverb

with speed; rapidly; very soon.

Origin of quickly

before 1000; Middle English quikly. See quick, -ly
Can be confusedquick quickly (see usage note at quick)

Usage note

See quick.
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quickly


adv.

late Old English cwiculice "vigorously, keenly;" see quick (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning "rapidly, in a short space of time" is from c.1200.

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