Definition of actually
1 : in act or in fact : really trying to find out what actually happened won't actually arrive for an hour
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
actually, I'd rather spend the evening at home
I call her Aunt Emily, but she is actually my cousin, not my aunt.
ACTUALLY Defined for English Language Learners
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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