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

Definition of reportedly

: according to report

Examples of reportedly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The victim is reportedly in critical condition, KABC-TV reports. Carly Roman, Washington Examiner, "Three dead, including suspect, in apparent targeted shooting in Green Bay," 2 May 2021 But various Israeli authorities had reportedly been at odds for weeks ahead of the event over whether to severely limit attendance, according to Israeli media. Washington Post, "As Israel mourns, questions grow over responsibility for deadly stampede," 1 May 2021 There were reportedly almost three dozen shootings over the weekend alone. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, "NYC murder caught on video in broad daylight," 1 May 2021 The break-in reportedly was drug-related, although the trio of defendants were said to be complete strangers to the Black family of a mother and two children, their only connection being that the defendants lived not far away. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Trio accused of break-in at Black family's Oakland Co. home faces ethnic intimidation charge," 30 Apr. 2021 But after demonstrators sprayed police with a substance that was reportedly pepper spray, the largely white crowd, including a number of older people and a dog, succeeded in pushing its way into the vestibule. oregonlive, "Oregon lawmaker who let far-right protesters into Capitol charged with criminal misconduct," 30 Apr. 2021 Multiple media reports indicate that former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Tim Tebow is looking to make an NFL comeback, and that the Jacksonville Jaguars reportedly are interested in giving the 33-year-old former player a shot. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, "Is the world ready for Tim Tebow, the NFL tight end? The Jaguars might be," 29 Apr. 2021 Prince Harry may have opened the door to reconciliation with most of the royal family, but things are reportedly still tense with Prince Charles. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, "Prince Charles Is Reportedly Freezing Out Prince Harry: He’s ‘Still Fuming’," 29 Apr. 2021 Pippa's older sister, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband, Prince William, were reportedly also delighted with the new addition to their family. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Pippa Middleton and Her Husband, James Matthews, Make a Rare Joint Appearance After Welcoming Their Daughter," 29 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of reportedly

1850, in the meaning defined above

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5 May 2021

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“Reportedly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of reportedly

: according to what has been said

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