in·​cred·​i·​bly | \(ˌ)in-ˈkre-də-blē \

Definition of incredibly 

1 : in an incredible manner

2 : extremely incredibly difficult

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Examples of incredibly in a Sentence

the entrance exam to the elite prep school was incredibly difficult

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For one, the Tesla Roadster already accelerates and brakes incredibly quickly, and the new Roadster is supposedly one of the fastest cars in the world, with a 0–60 time of 1.9 seconds. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Here’s how Elon Musk might use rocket thrusters on the new Tesla Roadster," 16 June 2018 The good news is that this kind of tumor is incredibly rare, developing in only two to eight people per million each year, according to the National Cancer Institute. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "11 Potential Causes of Those Night Sweats That Leave You Drenched," 30 June 2018 The tile floor in the foyer is also original, something Ehrlich said is incredibly rare in the Old Louisville neighborhood following the devastating 1937 flood. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Lush shade garden is a hidden gem in this Old Louisville mansion," 24 May 2018 At Prince Louis' christening, Princess Charlotte behaved incredibly well, both before and after the service. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Charlotte Just Stuck Her Tongue out at Fans Amid RAF's 100th Anniversary Celebrations," 10 July 2018 Previously, the barriers to entry to automating abuse and disinformation were incredibly low. Derek Hawkins, Washington Post, "The Cybersecurity 202: Twitter's fake account purge can help turn the tide against influence campaigns," 9 July 2018 Wilson took to Premier League football incredibly well, scoring a hat-trick against West Ham in August 2015 in what was only the third top flight game of his career., "Callum Wilson Signs New 4-Year Bournemouth Contract Until Summer of 2022," 6 July 2018 Democrats have an opportunity to push these issues incredibly hard during the confirmation hearings. Fox News, "John Bolton previews the Trump-Putin summit; Leonard Leo on frontrunners to replace Justice Kennedy," 1 July 2018 Honey bees are incredibly territorial, fighting to the death to defend their hive with painful stings. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "What turns bees into killer bees?," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of incredibly

circa 1500, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of incredibly was circa 1500

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