aptly

adverb
apt·​ly | \ ˈap(t)-lē How to pronounce aptly (audio) \

Definition of aptly

: in an apt manner : in a way that is fitting or appropriate … at the edge of the vast desert aptly named the Empty Quarter …— Geraldine Brooks All her albums have famously been autobiographical, and her latest, the aptly titled Speak Now, is filled with emotionally charged songs she wrote about the past two years of her life …— Joey Bartolomeo Paganism in Rome fell victim not to intolerance but to the "institutionalized egotism" (to use a phrase aptly applied to the absolutist monarchy of Louis XIV) that was a central feature of the late Roman imperial system.— Peter Brown

First Known Use of aptly

1523, in the meaning defined above

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“Aptly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aptly. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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