obviously

adverb
ob·​vi·​ous·​ly | \ ˈäb-vē-əs-lē How to pronounce obviously (audio) \

Definition of obviously

1 : in an obvious manner showed his anger obviously
2 : as is plainly evident Obviously, something is wrong. She obviously enjoys her work.

Examples of obviously in a Sentence

She obviously enjoys her work. Their answer was obviously wrong. That's obviously not her real name.
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Recent Examples on the Web Your sister-in-law obviously wanted to share their intimate engagement news with her parents. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 21 Nov. 2021 Your sister-in-law obviously wanted to share their intimate engagement news with her parents. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, 20 Nov. 2021 Because teams who select players in the Rule 5 draft must keep them for a full season or offer them back, the Brewers obviously thought none of those prospects was ready for that kind of commitment, and therefore left them unprotected. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Nov. 2021 Your sister-in-law obviously wanted to share their intimate engagement news with her parents. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 20 Nov. 2021 The Ram coaches and players obviously decided to take two bye weeks in a row starting last Monday. Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2021 He’s obviously very smart and really funny, and Joaquin loves to just say anything, loves the unexpected. Rachel Handler, Vulture, 20 Nov. 2021 Your sister-in-law obviously wanted to share their intimate engagement news with her parents. Washington Post, 20 Nov. 2021 But there are options for renters looking to save some money or reduce their carbon footprints, which homeowners could obviously use as well. Shelley K. Mesch, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of obviously

1638, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of obviously was in 1638

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“Obviously.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obviously. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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obviously

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of obviously

: in a way that is easy to see, understand, or recognize
used to emphasize that you are talking about something that is easy to see, understand, or recognize

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