Definition of famously in English:

famously

Line breaks: fam|ous¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪməsli
 
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adverb

  • 1 informal Excellently: we got on famously
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    • The players got on famously, becoming the first team in 11 years to put three past Brazil.
    • So Angus talked as though to a lecture room of students, and from then on, he and Duncan got on famously.
    • It should be noted that Schmeling was himself never a Nazi: he had a Jewish manager, and they got along famously.
  • 2In a way that is widely known: they have famously reclusive lifestyles
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    • Malick is a famously reclusive figure who never gives interviews and seems to disappear off the face of the planet for years at a time.
    • This is a famously livable city, and its residents tend to be famously smug about the fact.
    • Margaret Thatcher once famously remarked that anyone over the age of 30 who was still using buses was a failure.

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