mostly

adverb most·ly \ ˈmōst-lē \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of mostly

: for the greatest part : mainly

Examples of mostly in a Sentence

  1. the weather this month has been mostly mild

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Definition of mostly for English Language Learners

  • —used to say that a statement you are making is true or correct at most times or that it describes a usual situation or condition

  • : almost all or almost completely


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adverb most·ly \ ˈmōst-lē \

Definition of mostly for Students

: for the greatest part
  • The story was mostly untrue.


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