Definition of preferably in English:

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preferably

Pronunciation: /ˈpref(ə)rəblē/

adverb

[sentence adverb]
Ideally; if possible: he would like a place of his own, preferably outside the town
More example sentences
  • Ideally you would practice it in the sun, preferably outside or in a sunny room.
  • Ideally, lazy eye needs to be diagnosed and treated as early as possible, preferably before the age of six.
  • The session should be as short and as intensive as possible, preferably two or three days.
Synonyms
ideally, if possible, for preference, from choice
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