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.
Recent Examples on the Web The two realms—securing physical assets versus digital ones—are totally different ball games. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "Now that banks can hold Bitcoin, crypto M&A rumors are swirling," 29 July 2020 So just a totally different feel around the country. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Rays catcher Kevan Smith reveals he's got weird looks for wearing mask while in Florida," 12 July 2020 Being able to interview Carmen Carrera has totally changed my perspective, too. Jacqueline Kilikita,, "5 Trans Women On Their Beauty Routines In Quarantine," 3 July 2020 Doctors do not yet totally understand the precise mechanisms driving cytokine storms. April Thames, The Conversation, "Coronavirus deaths and those of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery have something in common: Racism," 9 June 2020 These elongated tear drop lights make for a totally unique backyard look. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, "These Patio String Lights Will Transform Your Backyard Into a Summertime Sanctuary," 13 July 2020 That means, in a way, he is totally stuck in a present without any possibility of escaping. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "It’s not your imagination—the pandemic has thoroughly upended our relationship to time," 12 July 2020 Star San is a no-rinse sanitizer that is totally safe for humans when diluted properly. Parker Hall, Wired, "Everything You Need To Make Beer, Wine, Cider, and Mead," 11 July 2020 But can’t totally be explained away as HIV weakening the immune system, Jin said. Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland, "Case Western Reserve University researchers work to understand link between HIV and lung cancer," 10 July 2020

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First Known Use of totally

1509, in the meaning defined above

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4 Aug 2020

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“Totally.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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: completely or entirely

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