Definition of firstly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfərstlē/


Used to introduce a first point or reason: firstly it is wrong and secondly it is extremely difficult to implement
More example sentences
  • Fur isn't a good fashion choice for two reasons, firstly it simply doesn't look very good.
  • There were a couple of reasons for this, firstly as it was just too damn hot.
  • I am on the side of legalising cannabis for a number of reasons, firstly to break the link between cannabis and hard drugs.


See first (usage).

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Syllabification: first·ly

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