dou·​bly | \ ˈdə-b(ə-)lē How to pronounce doubly (audio) \

Definition of doubly

1 : in a twofold manner
2 : to twice the degree doubly glad doubly frustrating
3 : in two ways : for two reasons The gentle rain was a doubly good thing because it washed the pollen off our cars.— Glynn Moore

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Her grades and musical talent make her parents doubly proud of her. we were doubly certain of her guilt after we read the article in the newspaper
Recent Examples on the Web That's doubly important, as the near-certain lack of a minor league season means the prospects won’t have the groove of a pro schedule to prepare them to be plugged into the rotation. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "When will Detroit Tigers' top prospects arrive? Avila gives clues on team's 2020 plan," 24 June 2020 Baseball's short 2020 season was doubly disappointing to Rose because of a confluence of bizarre events during his junior baseball season that that led to an unsatisfying end. Dennis Victory, al, "Bob Jones’ Caden Rose selected Huntsville Region Male Athlete of the Year," 20 June 2020 Revenues in April were doubly depressed because the federal government, with states following suit, moved tax-filing day from April to July, causing uncertainty about when income tax will be paid. The Economist, "The state-budget train crash," 18 June 2020 Getting the opportunity to also pick the nuances and study habits from Hopkins should make things doubly rewarding for Kirk. Bob Mcmanaman, azcentral, "Cardinals' addition of DeAndre Hopkins will only help Christian Kirk's ascension at receiver," 10 June 2020 When the housing market took a hit, these banks were doubly affected. Frank Partnoy, The Atlantic, "The Looming Bank Collapse," 10 June 2020 Your media organization may be susceptible to capture, perhaps doubly so if its source of funding rests in the hands of Trumpist politicians, or Trumpist shareholders and advertisers. Hari Kunzru, The New York Review of Books, "Democracy’s Red Line," 4 June 2020 That goes doubly when trying to rope friends into something. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is Epic's latest free game giveaway," 28 May 2020 Today, the justices will hold a doubly historic hearing, live-streaming their first-ever telephonic oral arguments—ironically, in a trademark case that could change the internet. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "The US Supreme Court debates the internet’s future over the phone," 4 May 2020

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First Known Use of doubly

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Doubly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of doubly

: much more than usual or previously : to a much higher degree than usual
: in two ways : for two reasons


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Kids Definition of doubly

: to two times the amount or degree doubly glad

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