classically

adverb
clas·​si·​cal·​ly | \ˈkla-si-k(ə-)lē \

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

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My Chinese barbecue pork is done more classically, where the coloring comes from the smoke and fermented bean curd that is in the marinade itself. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, "Eat This! Hermosa restaurant's 554 sandwich, homage to Chinatown icon," 28 June 2018 Romero played classically influenced pieces on the piano and eventually began to help other students at her school with chord pieces and melodies. Britt Julious, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago band the Jellies want to capture the sound of life," 5 July 2018 The piece itself is an expression of the celebrated Chaine d’Ancre link created by Robert Dumas in 1938, and it can just as easily be worn classically in front or cascading down the back. Vogue, "Hermès’s Chaine d’Ancre Turns 80 This Year, and Pierre Hardy Has Created a High Jewelry Collection to Celebrate It," 3 July 2018 Pattern Party is for the classically fashionable among us. Taylor Seely, USA TODAY, "Nate Berkus and hubby Jeremiah Brent talk second baby, new partnership with Huggies," 22 June 2018 Of course, as in any such Hollywood book, there are still plenty of surprising facts and juicy tidbits here — and, unsurprisingly, many include surreal imagery and contain classically Lynchian twists. Tyler Malone, latimes.com, "David Lynch's memoir-slash-biography is, yes, strange — and deeply American," 20 June 2018 The waitresses, classically clad in black uniforms with black tights, range from brusque to charming, depending on the night. Steven Stolman, Town & Country, "My Lifelong Love of Julia Child Led Me to Her Favorite Restaurant, Chez Georges In Paris," 23 May 2018 Pierre and Beatrice gave their new son a classically Italian name: Francesco. Peter Mikelbank, PEOPLE.com, "Monaco's Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo Welcome Son — and His Name Is So Classic," 22 May 2018 According to the Kickstarter campaign, the Arduboy will ship in October with a library of rip-offs classically inspired games, like a Pong-lookin' one and a Space Invaders-ish doodad and even a Mario-esque thing. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "This Game Boy Is the Size of a Credit Card," 11 May 2015

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First Known Use of classically

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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