classically

adverb
clas·​si·​cal·​ly | \ ˈkla-si-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce classically (audio) \

Definition of classically

1 : in a classic or classical manner classically exact forms of the dance classically trained
2a : in classic or traditional circumstances : typically classically, the whole fish is stuffed
b : as a classic example classically bad writing

Examples of classically in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At least in their classically liberal form, governments make the same conditional threats of violence against everyone in society, which allows all of us to relax in the presence of strangers. Cameron Hilditch, National Review, 29 May 2021 The café offers light meals including sandwiches, soups and local specialties set against a classically rustic design. Michelle Gross, Forbes, 27 May 2021 Imerovigli is centrally located, close to both Oia (the classically Instagrammable town with the white and blue houses and windmills) and Fira, Santorini's capital. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 26 May 2021 From classically preppy collegiate-style sweaters to Royal Tenenbaum-esque accessories, these separates, paired together, are a match made in heaven. Sara Holzman, Marie Claire, 18 May 2021 In a serene sky-blue shade, this calfskin style from New York brand Mansur Gavriel adds the rare security of a zip closure to the classically casual bucket bag. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, 15 May 2021 The classically dry-hopped American lager was developed in celebration of the company's Cincinnati roots and was chosen by locals. Brook Endale, The Enquirer, 12 May 2021 These composers had been classically taught and turned out symphonic, romantic scores. New York Times, 6 May 2021 The idea of bringing or wearing something that doesn’t classically abide by traditional red carpet rules is refreshing. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 25 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of classically

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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13 Jun 2021

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“Classically.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/classically. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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