to·​tal·​ly ˈtō-tᵊl-ē How to pronounce totally (audio)
: in a total manner : to a total or complete degree : wholly, entirely

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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Word History

First Known Use

1509, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of totally was in 1509

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“Totally.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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to·​tal·​ly ˈtōt-ᵊl-ē How to pronounce totally (audio)
: in a total manner : wholly
: as a whole

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