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adverb re·al·ly \ˈrē-(ə-)lē\

Definition of really

  1. 1a :  in reality :  actually things as they really are there was nothing peculiar about her doing this, really — Peter Taylorb :  truly, unquestionably —used as an intensifier a really beautiful dayc :  very 1 look really close he runs really fast

  2. 2 —used to emphasize an assertion you really should read Yeats really, you're being ridiculous

Examples of really in a sentence

  1. The dog runs really fast.

  2. The water is really hot.

  3. She's a really nice person.

  4. I had a really good time at the party.

15th Century

First Known Use of really

15th century



REALLY Defined for English Language Learners

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adverb re·al·ly \ˈrē-(ə-)lē\

Definition of really for English Language Learners

  • —used to refer to what is true or real

  • : without question or doubt

  • : to a great degree


REALLY Defined for Kids

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adverb re·al·ly \ˈrē-ə-lē, ˈrē-lē\

Definition of really for Students

  1. 1 :  in fact She didn't really mean it.

  2. 2 :  without question It's a really fine day.



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