Definition of ordinarily in English:

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ordinarily

Pronunciation: /ˌôrdnˈerəlē/

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
usually, normally, as a (general) rule, generally, in general, for the most part, mainly, mostly, most of the time, typically, habitually, commonly, routinely
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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Syllabification: or·di·nar·i·ly

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