re·​port·​ed·​ly ri-ˈpȯr-təd-lē How to pronounce reportedly (audio)
: according to report

Examples of reportedly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thaksin has reportedly denied making such an arrangement. Helen Regan, CNN, 13 Feb. 2024 Sunrise Police reportedly said the car found in the water was last registered in 2005 as well. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2024 News accounts said the two had met years earlier in prison, where Kim was reportedly serving time for drugs and Park for fraud. Max Kim, Los Angeles Times, 13 Feb. 2024 In November 2023, the lack of alignment between sales and marketing was reportedly the number one reason for revenue loss of more than $1 trillion, according to a SuperOffice report. Anthony Kennedy, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Paramount is reportedly laying off around 800 people, or about 3% of its workforce. Britney Nguyen, Quartz, 13 Feb. 2024 Thrive Capital is reportedly preparing to raise its next growth fund. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 13 Feb. 2024 Biden is reportedly frustrated by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s uncompromising approach to the conflict. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 13 Feb. 2024 Spotify had expected more content to come out of its pact with Archewell three years into their agreement, which was reportedly worth $20 million. Todd Spangler, Variety, 13 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reportedly was in 1850

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“Reportedly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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re·​port·​ed·​ly ri-ˈpōrt-əd-lē How to pronounce reportedly (audio)
: according to report
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