mi·​nor·​ly | \ ˈmī-nər-lē How to pronounce minorly (audio) \

Definition of minorly

: in a minor way : marginally, slightly … she became minorly famous back home for confessional diary items penned for The Daily Telegraph about the life of a young, single woman in Manhattan.— Vit Wagner, Toronto Star, 3 Mar. 2009 minorly injured The American Embassy was not so much heavily guarded as minorly fortified …— Tom Clancy, Patriot Games, 1987

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First Known Use of minorly

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Minorly.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minorly. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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