to·​tal·​ly | \ ˈtō-tᵊl-ē How to pronounce totally (audio) \

Definition of totally

: in a total manner : to a total or complete degree : wholly, entirely

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Examples of totally in a Sentence

That's a totally different issue. I am totally upset you can't make it to the celebration.

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Paper licenses are not totally a thing of the past, however. Matt Wyatt, Houston Chronicle, "Texas hunting and fishing licenses go digital," 1 Sep. 2019 That doesn't mean these delegates will be totally without entertainment options. Daniel Bice, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bice: Winners and losers from the DNC's hotel assignments for Democratic convention," 23 Aug. 2019 There was a predictable backlash of like totally going the other way -- a slowed down, stripped down, deep progressive techie. Katie Bain, Billboard, "Art Cars, Plug and Play & Playa Tech: How Electronic Music Culture Is Evolving at Burning Man," 21 Aug. 2019 Then again, being that confrontational would have been totally out of character for her. Britni De La Cretaz, Longreads, "Flagrant Foul: Benching Teen Moms Before Title IX," 14 Aug. 2019 The former Miss Alabama previously trained as a dancer, so the competition wouldn’t be totally out of her element. Laura Hanrahan, Woman's Day, "Everything to Know About 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 28, Including Some Show Shakeups," 11 Aug. 2019 Most Sentimental Tie Dye: Maggie Rogers Musician Maggie Rogers went totally tie-dye for her performance at Lollapalooza. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "From Maggie Roger’s Tie Dyed Look to Sophie Turner’s Vintage Gumby Tee, These Are the Celeb Fits You Missed This Weekend," 5 Aug. 2019 Obviously wanting to have a threesome between consenting adults is a common and totally healthy fantasy, and triads are one of many relationship models that can work for different people. Melissa A. Fabello, SELF, "You’re a Couple Looking for a Third. I’m a Potential Unicorn. Let’s Talk.," 12 Sep. 2019 There's a real sense that, once again, the game has been totally revamped for the better, and this can be seen and felt throughout nearly every facet of the game, from single-player options to online modes. Brittany Vincent, CNN Underscored, "NBA 2K20 offers some of the best virtual basketball you'll ever play," 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of totally

1509, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of totally

: completely or entirely

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