in·​ter·​est·​ing·​ly | \ ˈin-t(ə-)rə-stiŋ-lē How to pronounce interestingly (audio) ; ˈin-tə-ˌre-, ˈin-ˌtre-; ˈin-tər- \

Definition of interestingly

1 : in an interesting manner
2 : as a matter of interest

Examples of interestingly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Green papaya, interestingly, is touted as having even more beneficial enzymes than its late-game ripe counterpart. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Not a fan of funky papaya? Try it green with these recipes for National Papaya Month," 10 Sep. 2020 And why, most interestingly, does that ensign, Iago, set out to destroy him in the first place? Jesse Green, New York Times, "Review: A Pandemic ‘Othello,’ Socially and Otherwise Distant," 4 Sep. 2020 Two things set Kerr and Popovich apart: the lack of compromise in their statements, and, perhaps more interestingly, and unlike Van Gundy, their résumés on the court. Jay Caspian Kang, The New York Review of Books, "Ball Don’t Lie," 27 Aug. 2020 He was interestingly left off of another Pro Football Focus list, this one a preseason list of the Top 50 players in the league last season. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, "NFL's top edge defenders list slights Arizona Cardinals' Chandler Jones," 25 Aug. 2020 Also, in the nineteen-seventies, interestingly, a small but vocal libertarian group—Senator James Buckley, William F. Buckley’s brother, was a leader of the crowd here—started agitating to privatize the Post. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, "The Importance of the Post Office to American Democracy," 17 Aug. 2020 There was a political split here, too, but interestingly, the pollsters broke down responses by distance from a coast. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "US poll shows broad support for renewables, climate measures," 23 June 2020 The video shows satellite images of the the same areas in 1998, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2017; interestingly, neither of the two entrances is visible in the 1998 image capture. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "Is There a Secret Entrance to Area 51?," 10 June 2020 Most interestingly, the ACC will also bring in Notre Dame as a conference member for the 2020 season, meaning the Fighting Irish will play the same 10-game league schedule and be eligible for the ACC title. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "How college football conferences are handling their schedules amid coronavirus pandemic," 4 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of interestingly

1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Interestingly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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