clearly

adverb
clear·​ly | \ ˈklir-lē How to pronounce clearly (audio) \

Definition of clearly

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

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Examples of clearly in a Sentence

You should try to speak more clearly. The mountain was clearly visible in the distance. The problem is very clearly getting worse. “A new approach is needed.” “Clearly.” “The current method isn't working.” “Clearly not.”
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Monitor Windows’ health with a new dashboard Microsoft clearly hopes that the May 2019 Update proceeds smoothly. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft will ship the Windows 10 May 2019 Update in late May, giving you power over updates," 4 Apr. 2019 Well, one young Sausalito family has no idea what that's like, thanks to the work of a talented designer who clearly knows no age minimum. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "This Is The World's Chicest Baby Gate," 25 Mar. 2019 With this technique, astronomers can almost completely block out the light from the star, allowing them to clearly observe all kinds of exoplanets. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "New Method For Studying Exoplanets Could Tell Us Far More About Alien Worlds," 29 Mar. 2019 Among the hundreds of comments from other parents sharing stories about their own kids' vocabularies was a remark from someone who clearly didn't approve of what Isaiah had said. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Carrie Underwood Just Shut Down an Internet Troll Who Criticized Her Son Isaiah," 27 Mar. 2019 And clearly, the greatest luxury is having two bathrooms. Karley Sciortino, Vogue, "Breathless: Is Living Together Worth the Risk?," 26 Mar. 2019 That’s perhaps most clearly on display in the dining room, where a whimsical backdrop of swirling clouds—courtesy of an iconic Fornasetti wallpaper—sets the tone for family dinners and discussions about the day’s events. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "This Chic House Is Designed to Be a Playground—For Kids and Adults," 11 Mar. 2019 What this means to you: With Zuckerberg and Facebook coming under increasing criticism from Congress as well as users, the company clearly is trying to make amends. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Zuckerberg, Facebook commit to building 'privacy focused platform,' dodging ads and fake news," 6 Mar. 2019 After being besties and working together on different projects, Selena started hanging out with Taylor Swift — which clearly pissed off Demi. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "8 Celeb Feuds that Will Never, Ever Go Away," 6 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of clearly

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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clearly

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of clearly

: 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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