Definition of duly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈd(y)o͞olē/


1In accordance with what is required or appropriate; following proper procedure or arrangement: a document duly signed and authorized by the inspector the ceremony duly began at midnight
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  • She spoke on the phone to Joe and asked for a visiting order, which duly arrived on the following Thursday.
  • So long as the man holds the office, and exercises it duly and in accordance with law, his orders are not a nullity.
  • CDs were duly signed to finish things off and we have two to give away to lucky competition winners this week.
properly, correctly, appropriately, suitably, fittingly
1.1As might be expected or predicted: I used the tent and was duly impressed
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  • Certainly any tourist looking at the performers list and site would be duly impressed.
  • The ancient sage, Vatsayana, would be duly impressed if he were to see any of our film dance.
  • When we came into the house Dolly was waiting for us, expecting to be admired, which duly happened.
at the right time, on time, punctually

Words that rhyme with duly

boule, coulée, Friuli, Hooley, Julie, mooli, newly, puli, schoolie, stoolie, Thule, truly, unruly

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Syllabification: du·ly

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