pre·​dom·​i·​nant·​ly pri-ˈdä-mə-nənt-lē How to pronounce predominantly (audio)
: for the most part : mainly

Examples of predominantly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The predominantly Latino crowd is eating it all up. Hector Diaz, Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2023 Most scotch whisky is aged in used barrels, predominantly ex-bourbon, and the use of virgin oak tends to give the liquid a burst of flavor with notes of oak, vanilla, gentle smoke, and stone fruit. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 22 Nov. 2023 It’s got a fleece interior for serious warmth made predominantly of modal, which is known to be super breathable and absorbent. Marissa Miller, Travel + Leisure, 21 Nov. 2023 An efficient producer of crude oil Though the United Arab Emirates economy is no longer predominantly oil-dependent — fossil fuels account for about 30 percent of the gross domestic product — Al Jaber’s oil company plays an outsize role. Chico Harlan, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2023 The campaign event will take place in Edinburg, a small city in Texas' Rio Grande Valley, one of the busiest sectors for unlawful border crossings, and a region where Republicans have made inroads with its predominantly Hispanic communities in recent years. Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, 18 Nov. 2023 But exercising their right to fish generated massive protests from non-Native, predominantly white sportsmen who threw rocks at tribal officials and displayed signs with unabashedly racist slogans. Lev Facher, STAT, 16 Nov. 2023 The dyslexia advocacy community has in some states also been predominantly white and financially privileged, with low-income families and parents of color more likely to fear the stigma of a disability diagnosis. Sarah Carr, Scientific American, 16 Nov. 2023 The fact is, however, NASCAR has predominantly featured white male drivers throughout its history. Melissa Noel, Essence, 6 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of predominantly was in 1829

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“Predominantly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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