dou·​bly ˈdə-b(ə-)lē How to pronounce doubly (audio)
: in a twofold manner
: to twice the degree
doubly glad
doubly frustrating
: in two ways : for two reasons
The gentle rain was a doubly good thing because it washed the pollen off our cars.Glynn Moore

Examples of doubly in a Sentence

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
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of doubly was in the 15th century

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“Doubly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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dou·​bly ˈdəb-lē How to pronounce doubly (audio)
: to twice the amount or degree
doubly glad
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