Definition of promptly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈprɒmptli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːmptli//
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  1. 1  without delay She deals with all the correspondence promptly and efficiently.
  2. 2  exactly at the correct time or at the time mentioned synonym punctually They arrived promptly at two o'clock.
  3. 3(always used before the verb) immediately She read the letter and promptly burst into tears.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: promptly