fa·​mous·​ly ˈfā-məs-lē How to pronounce famously (audio)
: in a celebrated manner
: in a superlative fashion
: to an unusual degree : very

Examples of famously in a Sentence

The executive famously insisted on riding the bus to work every day.
Recent Examples on the Web But for some, the extreme challenges of FromSoftware’s latest release aren’t enough, leading to impressive feats of ingenuity as creators find new ways to make the famously hard game even harder. Christopher Cruz, Rolling Stone, 10 July 2024 He was also famously engaged to Ariana Grande in 2018. David Faris, Newsweek, 10 July 2024 In 2005, Qatar famously offered top South African swimmer Roland Schoeman a multimillion-dollar contract, including a one million rand (over $50,000) bonus for every Olympic medal or world title won—though Schoeman ultimately rejected the offer. Koh Ewe, TIME, 10 July 2024 The boardwalk fries are famously seasoned with only salt and apple cider vinegar. Usa Today Network, USA TODAY, 10 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for famously 

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Word History

First Known Use

1546, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of famously was in 1546

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“Famously.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/famously. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


: in a splendid or excellent manner
got along famously together

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