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clearly

clear·ly

clearly

 
 
pronunciation:
klir li
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part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in a clear manner.
She told the story clearly.
similar words:
aloud, clear, plainly
definition 2: without a doubt.
She is clearly right for the job.
synonyms:
definitely, surely
similar words:
by far, easily, plain
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The word clearly contains the following part:
-ly1 Old English adverb-forming suffix that means in such a way or manner
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The suffix -ly1 turns adjectives into adverbs. It attaches to most English adjectives to form legitimate words. However, adjectives derived from identical nouns (yellow, chocolate) will generally sound nonsensical.
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