loose·​ly | \ ˈlüs-lē How to pronounce loosely (audio) \

Definition of loosely

: in a loose manner loosely attached a collection of loosely connected stories His shoes are set tidily together in a corner with his socks draped loosely across them.— Felix Carroll Texting freed a generation from the strictures and inconvenience (and awkwardness) of phone calls, while allowing people to be more loosely and constantly connected.— Jenna Wortham The novel is loosely based on the life of Georgia O'Keeffe. Loosely translated from Japanese, umami means delicious or yummy.— N. Seppa

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of loosely was in the 14th century

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“Loosely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loosely. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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