Instancy Instantaneous

Instant

Meanings and phrases

instant

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. occurring with no delay; instantaneous
  2. demanding attention; - H.L.Mencken; clamant; crying; exigent; insistent
  3. in or of the present month; inst

instant

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); blink of an eye; flash; heartbeat; jiffy; split second; trice; twinkling; wink; New York minute
  2. a particular point in time; moment; minute; second

instant coffee

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. dehydrated coffee that can be made into a drink by adding hot water

instant replay

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the immediate rebroadcast of some action (especially sports action) that has been recorded on videotape; replay; action replay
E.g.
  • Per the instant replay rules, a booth review was called.
  • The play stood after instant replay review.
  • Fette stayed on for the next four seasons as an instant replay official.

instant messaging

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Young people preferred instant messaging, texting and social media.
  • It would also ban federal employees from using instant messaging for work purposes.
  • It is a commonplace feature of instant messaging, Email clients, online games and mobile phones.

instant success

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The song became an instant success for him.
  • "Cao cao, maní picao" was an instant success, a "bombshell".
  • and was an instant success, selling 443,000 copies that week.

instant hit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The book quickly sold out and became an instant hit.
  • The songs of the film became an instant hit.
  • The album was an instant hit in Colombia and Latin America.

became an instant

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The book quickly sold out and became an instant hit.
  • The songs of the film became an instant hit.
  • This soundtrack became an instant favorite.

instant classic

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • "Glasswerk" called "Dangerous" an "instant classic."
  • It became an instant classic when it opened in 1927 on Broadway.
  • Ratings were spectacularly high and the game itself was an instant classic.
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