Definition of clearly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈklirlē/


1In such a way as to allow easy and accurate perception or interpretation: the ability to write clearly [as submodifier]: on white paper, the seeds are clearly visible
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  • Every time they looked up from behind the cash desk the poster was clearly visible.
  • A seed was judged to be germinated when the root tip had clearly penetrated the seed coat.
  • A run will be clearly visible with this rig; any movement is a take as the bait is dead.
1.1 [sentence adverb] Without doubt; obviously: clearly, there have been disasters and reversals here
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  • With a look of determination about her, the composer is clearly up for the challenge.
  • He's also the sort of person who enjoys debate, but clearly likes to win the argument.
  • He's a man with an immediate warmth and his family clearly means everything to him.

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Syllabification: clear·ly

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