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

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Recent Examples on the Web Chef Jaime Loja, the restaurant's executive chef who is classically trained in French cooking, was teaching me how to make the La Brasserie's steak frites. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 20 July 2022 Her groundbreaking 2019 album, El Mal Querer, masterfully incorporated flamenco, in which she was classically trained, with modern electronic and pop sounds. Nuria Net, Rolling Stone, 20 July 2022 These popular Chinese stories, covering everything from the legend of Sun Wukong to chapters of the Water Margin, are made fresh by Tang, who was classically trained in Beijing for more than a decade. Amy Wang, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 July 2022 The new single builds from a low-key, classically emo guitar riff to an explosive, heartfelt chorus. Dora Segall, SPIN, 15 July 2022 Alice [Cara Delevingne’s character] who describes Rose Cooper, the [fictional] artist, as being classically subversive, which the painting feels like a little bit. Los Angeles Times, 5 July 2022 Marcano does his own cinematography and gives the impression of wielding the camera in the classically metaphorical manner of a pen, evoking his personal and immediate relationship to his subjects and settings. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 23 June 2022 The formula for many sports movies is classically simple yet satisfying. Carson Burton, Variety, 2 June 2022 The 34-year-old Grammy winner went with a classically stylish casual look, wearing dark wash jeans and an oversized denim jacket on top. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 22 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of classically

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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31 Jul 2022

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“Classically.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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