pre·​dom·​i·​nant·​ly | \ pri-ˈdä-mə-nənt-lē How to pronounce predominantly (audio) , -ˈdäm-nənt- \

Definition of predominantly

: for the most part : mainly

Examples of predominantly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The opportunity to leave my troubles backstage and be whisked away to a completely different world was everything to me, especially growing up as a young Black person in predominantly white institutions. Evan Nicole Brown, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 May 2022 Access to information about safe and effective contraception, like condoms and how to use them, was hidden to many, yet accessible to predominantly white, middle-class men and women. Alexandra M. Lord, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 May 2022 In the months leading up to the massacre, Mr. Gendron spent hours glued to a computer in his family’s home in this quiet, predominantly white town in upstate New York. Dan Frosch, WSJ, 17 May 2022 Black-owned and operated, Dakari’s Soul Food offers food rooted in the Black diaspora in a country that is still predominantly white. Micha Green, Baltimore Sun, 16 May 2022 Average life expectancy in the wealthy, predominantly white Back Bay neighborhood, for example, was 92 years, according to a 2012 study from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mike Damiano,, 16 May 2022 Perry Meridian, a predominantly white school a decade ago, now has a 24.1% Asian student population according to numbers from the Indiana Department of Education for the 2021-22 school year. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 11 May 2022 Many of the residential streets lack curbs and gutters — common storm drainage infrastructure in predominantly White neighborhoods in Houston — and rely instead on open ditches dating back to the 1930s. Washington Post, 11 May 2022 Her voice steels when talking about loss of identity, depression and growing up with feelings of abandonment in a predominantly white environment. Charisma Madarang, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of predominantly

1829, in the meaning defined above

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“Predominantly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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