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adverb ac·tu·al·ly \ˈak-ch(ə-w)ə-lē, -sh(ə-w)ə-lē; ˈaksh-lē, ˈaks-\

Definition of actually

  1. 1 :  in act or in fact :  really trying to find out what actually happened won't actually arrive for an hour

  2. 2 :  in point of fact —used to suggest something unexpected was surprised to learn that she could actually speak German

Examples of actually in a Sentence

  1. actually, I'd rather spend the evening at home

  2. I call her Aunt Emily, but she is actually my cousin, not my aunt.

Origin and Etymology of actually

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ACTUALLY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of actually for English Language Learners

  • —used to refer to what is true or real

  • —used to stress that a statement is true especially when it differs in some way from what might have been thought or expected


ACTUALLY Defined for Kids

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adverb ac·tu·al·ly \ˈak-chə-wə-lē\

Definition of actually for Students

  1. :  in fact :  really It's not a lie. It actually happened.



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