pre·​dom·​i·​nate·​ly pri-ˈdä-mə-nət-lē How to pronounce predominately (audio)

Examples of predominately in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While dealing with the same themes and similar lore of the other films, this film focuses on a predominately Latine community in California and places Latine actors at the forefront. Allison Argueta-Claros, Los Angeles Times, 27 Oct. 2023 One of the more challenging scenes was a sit-in staged on an underpass to protest the creation of a new highway through the predominately Black neighborhood of Sugar Hill. Brande Victorian, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Oct. 2023 The most at-risk providers are those in rural communities that predominately serve low-income families. Leah Willingham, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Oct. 2023 Other chemical treatments, like perms, were predominately marketed to men in the Black community. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 10 Aug. 2023 This award is presented to an individual known predominately as a songwriter, selected by a professional panel of judges composed of songwriters, publishers, producers, and performing rights organization (PRO) representatives. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 27 June 2023 The red sweater is predominately covered in a white sheep motif, but there is one lone black sheep on the front that prompted speculation over a potential hidden meaning. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 27 June 2023 The median expectation in a central-bank survey of predominately local analysts was for rates to rise to 17%. WSJ, 22 June 2023 The Chinese government has been accused of detaining more than a million Uyghur and other predominately Muslim individuals in internment camps in Xinjiang and conducting forceful assimilation to suppress their cultural and religious identity. Simone McCarthy, CNN, 2 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of predominately was in 1594

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“Predominately.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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