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ordinarily

Syllabification: or·di·nar·i·ly
Pronunciation: /ˌôrdnˈerəlē
 
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Definition of ordinarily in English:

adverb

1Usually: the fixings that would ordinarily appear at a grand turkey dinner [sentence adverb]: ordinarily, Linda was the handy one around the house
More example sentences
  • So the world must ordinarily appear to us in such a way that we can accept these principles.
  • People who might ordinarily be overlooked typically have a voice in our discussions.
  • The Canada Elections Act says a person must vote in the riding where he or she ordinarily resides and not where mail is delivered.
Synonyms
2In a normal way: an effort to behave ordinarily
More example sentences
  • It started ordinarily enough with me standing outside my local convenience store, but there seemed to be something different about it.

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Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words