clearly

adverb clear·ly \ ˈklir-lē \
Updated on: 16 May 2018

Definition of clearly

1 : in a clear manner
  • speaking clearly
2 : it is clear
  • clearly, a new approach is needed

Examples of clearly in a Sentence

  1. You should try to speak more clearly.

  2. The mountain was clearly visible in the distance.

  3. The problem is very clearly getting worse.

  4. “A new approach is needed.” “Clearly.”

  5. “The current method isn't working.” “Clearly not.”

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First Known Use of clearly

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of clearly for English Language Learners

  • : in a clear manner : in a way that is easy to see, hear, or understand

  • : in a way that is certain : without doubt



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