ex·​clu·​sive·​ly ik-ˈsklü-siv-lē How to pronounce exclusively (audio)
: in an exclusive manner : in a way limited to a single person, group, category, method, etc.
an exclusively male/female clientele
I started working exclusively as an actor when I was 25 years old, and I had a good life.Bryan Cranston
With richer soil than New England, the Middle Colonies devoted themselves more exclusively to agriculture.Harold Underwood Faulkner et al.
"In some industries," says [Larry] Page, who spoke exclusively with TIME about the new venture, "it takes 10 or 20 years to go from an idea to something being real …"Harry McCracken and Lev Grossman

Examples of exclusively in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Billboard exclusively broke the news of Taylor Swift Night in early October. Anna Chan, Billboard, 15 Nov. 2023 Don’t sell Songs of Earth short, mind you, as an exclusively visual experience. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Nov. 2023 The new Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which was reviewed exclusively by ABC News ahead of its launch date, will go live by Dec. 31, according to the Department of Education. Cheyenne Haslett, ABC News, 15 Nov. 2023 Mark Wahlberg's Wife Rhea Celebrates Actor's Lookalike Son Brendan on His 15th Birthday While chatting exclusively with PEOPLE ahead of F45's Wahlberg Week last month, the actor opened up about his family's recent move to Nevada. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2023 But the depth of any new relationships forged goes unmeasured in a film that prefers to focus exclusively on our antic, personable protagonist’s efforts to go home and/or stay put. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 14 Nov. 2023 Trump posts almost exclusively to Truth Social, the company’s primary business. Drew Harwell, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2023 Here, exclusively for Forbes, Jennifer Hsieh, vice president of Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy, talks more about the rising home-from-home trend. Angelina Villa-Clarke, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 At the same time, the whole point of his solo effort was to challenge himself—and exclusively singing in English seemed like one good way to do that. Lenika Cruz, The Atlantic, 3 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1650, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exclusively was in 1650

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“Exclusively.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exclusively. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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