re·​port·​ed·​ly | \ ri-ˈpȯr-təd-lē How to pronounce reportedly (audio) \

Definition of reportedly

: according to report

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Iowa and New Hampshire voters are reportedly vexed with California Sen. Kamala Harris, who hasn’t spent much time in their states since announcing her presidential candidacy. David Avella, WSJ, "Harris Snubs Iowa and New Hampshire," 7 Apr. 2019 Though Meghan has reportedly chosen the design (which makes sense, since the baby can come any day now), details as to what, exactly, the room will look like have been scant. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Baby Nursery Will Probably Look Like This," 2 Apr. 2019 Amazon reportedly has plans to expand Whole Foods stores across the US into suburbs and other regions. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Amazon is reportedly bringing Whole Foods to US suburbs with Prime Now delivery," 30 Dec. 2018 Not even a week after the America's Got Talent finale, and former contestant Courtney Hadwin is (reportedly) already making big moves in the music industry. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Courtney Hadwin Reportedly Signed a Record Deal Thanks to 'America's Got Talent' Judge Simon Cowell," 24 Sep. 2018 India reportedly has the highest number of Facebook users in the world, with more than 300 million. Rishabh R. Jain, The Seattle Times, "Facebook says it’s limiting false stories for India election," 27 Mar. 2019 Lori is reportedly not coming back to guest star on season 5 of Fuller House. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Full House' Star Candace Cameron Bure Made It Clear Where She Stands After Lori Loughlin Scandal," 25 Mar. 2019 Aden reportedly worked with Modansia to design a collection of 27 headscarves, dropping on the very fitting occasion of Istanbul Modest Fashion Week. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Model Halima Aden Is Launching Her Own Collection of 27 Headscarves With Modansia," 19 Mar. 2019 Félicité Tomlinson, who has been found dead at the age of 18, reportedly suffered a heart attack and died at her home in London on Wednesday, TMZ reports. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "BREAKING: Louis Tomlinson's Sister Félicité Tomlinson Found Dead at 18," 15 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of reportedly

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reportedly was in 1850

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English Language Learners Definition of reportedly

: according to what has been said

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an enemy or opponent

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