ably

adverb
\ ˈā-b(ə-)lē How to pronounce ably (audio) \

Definition of ably

: in an able and skillful manner : with ability, skill, or proficiency was ably assisted This silly comic Christmas romp is ably performed by a cast of 22 actors, led by the high-spirited Danny McBride as the childlike Buddy.— Matthew Yde Last year, she ably completed a half-marathon run with only minimal training.— Zachary Lewis

First Known Use of ably

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ably was in the 14th century

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“Ably.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ably. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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ably

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English Language Learners Definition of ably

: skillfully and well : in an able manner

ably

adverb
\ ˈā-blē \

Kids Definition of ably

: in a skillful way She danced ably.

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