English Edit

Etymology Edit

From Middle English quykly, quikliche, quicliche, cwikliche, cwickliche, from Old English cwiculīċe, equivalent to quick +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkwɪkli/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪkli

Adverb Edit

quickly (comparative quicklier or more quickly, superlative quickliest or most quickly)

  1. Rapidly; with speed; fast.
  2. Very soon.
    If we go this way, we'll get there quickly.
    • 2011 November 3, Chris Bevan, “Rubin Kazan 1 - 0 Tottenham”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Another Karadeniz cross led to Cudicini's first save of the night, with the Spurs keeper making up for a weak punch by brilliantly pushing away Christian Noboa's snap-shot.
      Two more top-class stops followed quickly afterwards, first from Natcho's rasping shot which was heading into the top corner, and then to deny Ryazantsev at his near post.

Usage notes Edit

  • Although the comparative (quicklier) and superlative (quickliest) one-word forms exist and are and have been in limited use, the two-word forms (more quickly and most quickly) are much more common.

Derived terms Edit

Related terms Edit

  • quick (adjective and adverb)

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