Definition of distinctly in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈstɪŋ(k)tli/


1In a way that is readily distinguishable by the senses; clearly: reading each word slowly and distinctly
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  • Desiree clomped distinctly up the stairs, like a proud pony.
  • We can also see distinctly where many of the smaller tributaries unite with it.
  • I remember quite distinctly the moment that the radical intelligentsia fell out of love with nationalism.
1.1 [as submodifier] (Used for emphasis) in a way that is very noticeable or apparent; decidedly: two distinctly different cultures he looked distinctly uncomfortable
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  • The film taken at face value leaves a distinctly bad taste in the mouth.
  • The proportion of pairs breeding per month had a distinctly bimodal pattern.
  • His handle designs are also distinctly different from common fare.

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