typ·​i·​cal·​ly ˈti-pi-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce typically (audio)
: on a typical occasion : in typical circumstances
typically, members of our staff receive little … recognitionBrendan Gill
: in a typical manner
typically American

Examples of typically in a Sentence

prairie dogs typically live in open spaces
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Word History

First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of typically was in 1605

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“Typically.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typically. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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