per·​fect·​ly | \ ˈpər-fik(t)-lē How to pronounce perfectly (audio) \

Definition of perfectly

1 : in a perfect manner
2 : to a complete or adequate extent : quite was perfectly happy until now

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Examples of perfectly in a Sentence

The steak was perfectly cooked. you did that handspring perfectly on your first try

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Also, peep the way her red hair perfectly matches her coral eyeshadow. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Cardi B's New Valentine's Day Hair Looks So Amazing," 15 Feb. 2019 Just last month, the Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to her late mother-in-law during a visit to Dundee, by wearing Diana's Sapphire earrings, which perfectly matched her engagement ring. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Paid Tribute to Princess Diana at the BAFTAs with the Perfect Pair of Earrings," 10 Feb. 2019 Apart from receiving endless praise online for her beautiful rendition, folks also found that her powerful voice perfectly matched the Bee's vocals from The Masked Singer. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'The Masked Singer' Fans Are Convinced Gladys Knight Is the Bee After National Anthem Performance," 4 Feb. 2019 Wearing a blue Valentino couture gown Lady Gaga matched her hair color perfectly to her gown. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Lady Gaga Matched Her Hair EXACTLY to Her Dress," 7 Jan. 2019 Cost estimates for any policy in Washington are manipulated for political purposes, and the benefits of more spending or lower taxes or easier money from the Federal Reserve are never perfectly matched to the timing of costs. WSJ, "Not All Deficits Spur Growth With Such Gusto," 27 Dec. 2018 If self-reports and the more objective measurements matched perfectly, the correlation would be 1.0. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "The problem with studies saying phones are bad for you," 5 Dec. 2018 The 713 area code, which matches up perfectly on July 13, debuted in 1947 as one of the first area codes in the country. Fernando Alfonso Iii, Houston Chronicle, "It's 713 Day. How Houston are you? Take the quiz.," 13 July 2018 The visual perfectly matches the bright, glimmering tune, as well as CAPPA's inherent glowing personality and distinct style. Bryan Kress, Billboard, "CAPPA Builds the 'Tension' in Latest Video: Exclusive," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of perfectly

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of perfectly

: in every way
: without errors, mistakes, or flaws : in a perfect way

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