per·​fect·​ly | \ ˈpər-fik(t)-lē How to pronounce perfectly (audio) \

Definition of perfectly

1 : in a perfect manner
2 : to a complete or adequate extent : quite was perfectly happy until now

Examples of perfectly in a Sentence

The steak was perfectly cooked. you did that handspring perfectly on your first try
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First Known Use of perfectly

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Jun 2022

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“Perfectly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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