Definition of originally in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈrɪdʒɪn(ə)li/


1From or in the beginning; at first: potatoes originally came from South America
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  • The new facility off Leeds Road was originally planned to be opened at the beginning of last year.
  • Duncker had originally imagined this novel as a series of Gothic short stories.
  • I have yet to determine the name of the artist originally sited in the blog.
at first, first, in/at the beginning, to begin with, initially, in the first place, at the start, at the outset, in the first instance, from day one
informal from the word go
2In a novel and inventive way: the suggestions so originally and persuasively outlined
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  • I knew I would have to prove that I was still thinking originally, which is what everybody has to do to get research grants.
  • By far the best bar in Barcelona, it's low-lit and very originally furnished, with a terrifically warm and friendly atmosphere.
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