clearly

adverb
clear·​ly | \ ˈklir-lē \

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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Dyer has clearly taken that eclectic approach to dressing on the road with her. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Stranger Things’ Girl Next Door Was Sundance’s Breakout Style Star," 4 Feb. 2019 During the past few months, our company has clearly communicated that our culture is a top priority; this includes the production offices and sets of our shows. Megan Stein, Country Living, "An 'NCIS: New Orleans' Executive Producer Was Fired From the Show," 3 Feb. 2019 Also super cute: Andy Roddick's derpy dancing and extremely fuzzy Bruno Mars wig. Brooklyn Decker, Chrissy Teigen, and LL Cool J were all big fans, clearly. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Serena Williams Made ANOTHER Surprise Cameo on 'Lip Sync Battle' with Andy Roddick," 1 Feb. 2019 Sadly, Daniel had a terrible allergic reaction to his green contact lenses and had to stop wearing them, while Emma Watson couldn't speak clearly wearing her false buck teeth. 6. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "33 Mind-Blowing "Harry Potter" Movie Facts That'll Make You Want to Watch Them All Over Again," 31 Jan. 2019 While Microsoft’s phone business may have failed, PCs are clearly a success story in Redmond. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft's Surface sales soar to nearly $2 billion, though chip shortages are hurting," 31 Jan. 2019 This is clearly the more common form of tinnitus, experts say. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What Is Tinnitus?," 30 Jan. 2019 Zarrella: Astronauts have told me over the years that the space shuttle is clearly the most complicated vehicle ever built. Margaret Lazarus Dean, Popular Mechanics, "The Oral History of the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster," 28 Jan. 2019 And for awhile at least, officials at CES were clearly impressed. Lisa Liebman, Glamour, "CES Just Doesn’t Know What to Do With a Sex Toy for Women," 18 Jan. 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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