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famously

adverb fa·mous·ly

Simple Definition of famously

  • : in a way that is known by many people : in a famous manner

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of famously

  1. 1 :  in a celebrated manner

  2. 2 :  in a superlative fashion

  3. 3 :  to an unusual degree :  very

Examples of famously in a sentence

  1. The executive famously insisted on riding the bus to work every day.



1546

First Known Use of famously

1546


FAMOUSLY Defined for Kids

famously

adverb fa·mous·ly \ˈfā-məs-lē\

Definition of famously for Students

  1. :  very well <We got along famously.>




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