in·​ter·​est·​ing·​ly ˈin-t(ə-)rə-stiŋ-lē How to pronounce interestingly (audio)
: in an interesting manner
: as a matter of interest

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Rather than answer the question, McCarthy demurred, talking instead about Hillary Clinton, attacking the Manhattan District Attorney’s office handling the case, and interestingly not even disputing the actual core of the allegations themselves. Prem Thakker, The New Republic, 21 Mar. 2023 Tom Sandoval wore a cheeky Raquel Leviss costume for Halloween last year and interestingly, photos and video of the event are still highlighted on Leviss' Instagram. Tracey Harrington Mccoy, Peoplemag, 7 Mar. 2023 The team already has James Conner at the position, but recent odds for Joe Mixon, Leonard Fournette and Saquon Barkley interestingly include the Arizona Cardinals as an option to be the next team of those running backs. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 6 Mar. 2023 More interestingly, 71% of independent voters strongly or somewhat opposed classroom instruction of gender identity to children in elementary school, the poll found. Justin Sayfie, CNN, 2 Mar. 2023 Amorim, interestingly, has been in the cork business for quite a while, as Treehugger has detailed previously. Kimberley Mok, Treehugger, 23 Feb. 2023 And there were two of unknown significance—one on a gene that was once a candidate for a type of FG Syndrome, interestingly enough. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 18 Feb. 2023 And, interestingly enough, women are more likely than men to suffer from sensitive teeth, as are people aged 20 to 40, per the Oral Health Foundation. Lacey Muinos, Health, 13 Feb. 2023 Jennifer Hudson was the last person to EGOT, a term which originated, interestingly enough, with Miami Vice actor Philip Michael Thomas. Lester Fabian Brathwaite,, 5 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of interestingly was in 1811

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Cite this Entry

“Interestingly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


in·​ter·​est·​ing·​ly ˈin-trəst-iŋ-lē How to pronounce interestingly (audio)
: in an interesting manner
a story interestingly told
: it is interesting
interestingly enough, that was the first one

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