classically

adverb clas·si·cal·ly \ ˈkla-si-k(ə-)lē \
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of classically

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

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1646

in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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