ob·​vi·​ous·​ly | \ ˈäb-vē-əs-lē How to pronounce obviously (audio) \

Definition of obviously

1 : in an obvious manner showed his anger obviously
2 : as is plainly evident Obviously, something is wrong. She obviously enjoys her work.

Examples of obviously in a Sentence

She obviously enjoys her work. Their answer was obviously wrong. That's obviously not her real name.
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Recent Examples on the Web Everyone is obviously using Witcher 3’s Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine as a metric, DLCs that were massive, and the size of some full games with loads more content and storylines. Paul Tassi, Forbes, "‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Confirms Full DLC Expansions Are Still Coming," 6 Apr. 2021 Doing more is the mission, and attacking in new and different ways is obviously fun for Ziemba. Jon Blau, The Indianapolis Star, "Evolution of IU's 'bull' position continues in spring football practice," 6 Apr. 2021 The violence against Asian Americans is just obviously horrendous. BostonGlobe.com, "She started her career at a truck stop. Now Rachel Miller is helping to revitalize downtown Lynn," 6 Apr. 2021 Tom Hiddleston will obviously be reprising his role as Loki from the MCU, and will be joined by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku, and Richard E. Grant. Jacob Siegal, BGR, "‘Loki’ is already looking like the best Marvel show on Disney+," 5 Apr. 2021 This occasion is obviously different. — Matthew DeFranks (@MDeFranks) April 5, 2021 Assistant coach John Stevens assumed head coaching responsibilities for the rest of the game. Dallas News, "Stars coach Rick Bowness pulled during game vs. Hurricanes, enters COVID-19 protocols," 5 Apr. 2021 But this is an unusual weather day obviously for this early in April. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers' Keston Hiura knows he has plenty of time to recover from slow start at plate in first series," 5 Apr. 2021 De La Salle obviously has earned the No. 1 spot becauseit hasn’t been beaten by a Northern California foe since 1991, a ridiculous span of 314 games (312-0-2). Mitch Stephens, San Francisco Chronicle, "If not for virus rules, a Bay Area football championship would be intriguing," 5 Apr. 2021 Being a good sport who was obviously caught off guard, Rodgers took a second and responded. Amir Vera, CNN, "'Jeopardy!' contestant trolls guest host and Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers about NFC championship loss," 5 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of obviously

1638, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Apr 2021

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“Obviously.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obviously. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of obviously

: in a way that is easy to see, understand, or recognize
used to emphasize that you are talking about something that is easy to see, understand, or recognize

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