famously

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adverb fa·mous·ly \ˈfā-məs-lē\

Definition of famously

  1. 1 :  in a celebrated manner

  2. 2 :  in a superlative fashion

  3. 3 :  to an unusual degree :  very

Examples of famously in a Sentence

  1. The executive famously insisted on riding the bus to work every day.

1546

First Known Use of famously

1546


FAMOUSLY Defined for English Language Learners

famously

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adverb fa·mous·ly \ˈfā-məs-lē\

Definition of famously for English Language Learners

  • : in a way that is known by many people : in a famous manner


FAMOUSLY Defined for Kids

famously

adverb fa·mous·ly \ˈfā-məs-lē\

Definition of famously for Students

  1. :  very well We got along famously.


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