fan·​tas·​ti·​cal·​ly fan-ˈta-sti-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce fantastically (audio)
: in a fantastic manner
: to a fantastic degree : extremely
fantastically expensive clothes

Examples of fantastically in a Sentence

a community production of the classic musical that featured fantastically bad singing
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Word History


fantastical + -ly entry 2

First Known Use

1543, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fantastically was in 1543

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“Fantastically.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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