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adverb main·ly \ˈmān-lē\

Definition of mainly

  1. 1 obsolete :  in a forceful manner

  2. 2 :  for the most part :  chiefly

Examples of mainly in a sentence

  1. <you mainly need to focus on improving your golf swing>

13th Century

First Known Use of mainly

13th century



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