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



BrE BrE//ˌʌnɪkˈspektɪdli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnɪkˈspektɪdli//
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in a way that surprises you because you were not expecting it They had arrived unexpectedly. an unexpectedly large bill The plane was unexpectedly delayed. Not unexpectedly, most local business depends on tourism. She died unexpectedly of a heart attack.