adverb clean·ly \ˈklēn-lē\

: easily and completely

: without causing pollution

Full Definition of CLEANLY

:  in a clean manner

Examples of CLEANLY

  1. A sharp knife will cut through the skin of a tomato cleanly.
  2. This fuel burns more cleanly than other fuels.

First Known Use of CLEANLY

13th century

Rhymes with CLEANLY


adjective clean·ly \ˈklen-lē\

Definition of CLEANLY

:  careful to keep clean :  fastidious
:  habitually kept clean
clean·li·ness noun

First Known Use of CLEANLY

circa 1500


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