adverb clear·ly \ˈklir-lē\

: in a clear manner : in a way that is easy to see, hear, or understand

: in a way that is certain : without doubt

Full Definition of CLEARLY

:  in a clear manner <speaking clearly>
:  it is clear <clearly, a new approach is needed>

Usage Discussion of CLEARLY

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Examples of CLEARLY

  1. You should try to speak more clearly.
  2. The mountain was clearly visible in the distance.
  3. The problem is very clearly getting worse.
  4. A new approach is needed. Clearly.
  5. The current method isn't working. Clearly not.

First Known Use of CLEARLY

14th century

Rhymes with CLEARLY


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