ex·​cep·​tion·​al·​ly | \ ik-ˈsep-shnə-lē How to pronounce exceptionally (audio) , -shə-nᵊl-ē \

Definition of exceptionally

: in an exceptional manner : to an exceptional degree especially : more than average or usual an exceptionally difficult task

Examples of exceptionally in a Sentence

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First Known Use of exceptionally

1703, in the meaning defined above

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“Exceptionally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exceptionally. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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