fine·​ly | \ ˈfīn-lē How to pronounce finely (audio) \

Definition of finely

: in a fine manner: such as
a : extremely well : excellently plays the hero very finelyNew Yorker
b : with close discrimination : precisely
c : with delicacy or subtlety : sensitively a leader finely attuned to the needs of the people
d : minutely finely ground meal

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Crab Cakes with Fresh Corn Ingredients 1 lb. fresh Maine Jonah crabmeat (or other crabmeat, if Jonah is unavailable), picked over for shell fragments 1 cup fresh raw corn kernels ½ cup finely chopped yellow onion ½ cup mayonnaise ½ tsp. CBS News, "The Dish: Luke Holden of Luke's Lobster shares his signature recipes," 6 July 2019 Green Harissa 3 green chiles, finely chopped 1 bunch cilantro, chopped 2 lemons, preferably meyer lemons, zested 1 pinch red pepper flakes ½ cup olive oil Kosher salt, to taste 1. Shay Spence,, "Get a Sneak Peek of Gordon Ramsay's New Around-the-World Cooking Show and Magazine," 1 July 2019 Aubrey Allicock is the animated Figaro, with a gorgeously firm and finely finished bass-baritone. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "Classic operas 'The Marriage of Figaro' and 'Rigoletto' round out the St. Louis festival," 18 June 2019 In a food processor, process the pecans until finely ground and beginning to clump, 30 to 40 seconds. Christopher Kimball,, "Recipes: A hearty Father’s Day menu, starring steak," 12 June 2019 Each one would resemble the (A) to (E) outline above, but would be much more finely grained. Quanta Magazine, "Why the Proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem Doesn’t Need to Be Enhanced," 3 June 2019 Meanwhile, in food processor, pulse peppers, almonds, scallions, parsley, vinegar, oil, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper until very finely chopped. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Chilled Tortellini Romesco," 29 May 2019 Core cabbage, then finely shred and toss with onion. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Hawaiian Pork Pull-Apart Rolls," 20 May 2019 Yes, these are real pieces of furniture, finely crafted in Italy with luxury materials. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Actual Question: Would You Put This Hot Dog Sofa in Your Home?," 29 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of finely

circa 1552, in the meaning defined above

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