Definition of importantly in English:

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Pronunciation: /imˈpôrtntlē/


1 [sentence adverb] Used to emphasize a significant point or matter: a nondrinking, nonsmoking, and, importantly, nonpolitical sportsman
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  • Finally, and most importantly, we must consider the impact on the England team.
  • Each has particular strengths but importantly none of them are weak in any area.
  • Most importantly, he's keen to emphasise that karate is about far more than sport.
2In a manner designed to draw attention to one’s importance: Kruger strutted forward importantly

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Syllabification: im·por·tant·ly

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