Definition of initially in English:

initially

Syllabification: in·i·tial·ly
Pronunciation: /iˈniSHəlē
 
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adverb

[usually sentence adverb]
  • At first: initially, he thought the new concept was nonsense
    More example sentences
    • I think I found it hard to like the album initially precisely because it's so varied.
    • Moments of panic followed later that night when it initially appeared the ink would not come off.
    • The groups had initially considered paying increased rent to cover the shortfall.
    Synonyms
    at first, at the start, at the outset, in/at the beginning, to begin with, to start with, originally

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