partly

adverb part·ly \ ˈpärt-lē \

Definition of partly

:in some measure or degree :partially

Examples of partly in a Sentence

  1. The project failed partly because of a lack of funds.

  2. What you say is only partly true.

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First Known Use of partly

1523


PARTLY Defined for English Language Learners

partly

adverb

Definition of partly for English Language Learners

  • : somewhat but not completely : to some extent or in some degree


PARTLY Defined for Kids

partly

adverb part·ly \ ˈpärt-lē \

Definition of partly for Students

:somewhat but not completely
  • I was partly to blame for the argument.


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