Meaning of spontaneously in English:

spontaneously

Pronunciation /spɒnˈteɪnɪəsli/

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adverb

  • 1As a result of a sudden impulse and without premeditation.

    ‘the crowd spontaneously burst into song’
    • ‘Later, more spontaneously, he mentions the impact of Eisenstein.’
    • ‘At many of these events, advanced students spontaneously improvise solos or duets based on a theme given by audience members.’
    • ‘Rohmer's characters are thinkers and are not inclined to act spontaneously.’
    • ‘Monet's works are small, informal in composition, freely and spontaneously painted, showing everyday scenes treated in bright colour.’
    • ‘Their mean-spirited classmates end up clapping spontaneously as the boys beat all the odds.’
    without being asked, of one's own accord, voluntarily, on impulse, impulsively, on the spur of the moment, extempore, extemporaneously
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    1. 1.1Without apparent external cause or stimulus.
      ‘a surprising number of early pregnancies spontaneously abort’
      • ‘mutations can occur spontaneously’
      • ‘A large number of infections disappear spontaneously without any treatment.’
      • ‘Toughened glass is very strong, but has been known to fracture spontaneously due to nickel sulphide inclusions.’
      • ‘When mesmeric patients awake spontaneously, they continually ascribe their waking to their first sensation, or even to something imagined.’
      • ‘It's pyrophoric, meaning that it can spontaneously combust with a little bit of oxygen and some heat.’
      • ‘The dehydration step occurs spontaneously under acid conditions.’