Definition of partly in English:


Line breaks: part¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːtli


  • To some extent; not completely: the result is partly a matter of skill and partly of chance you’re only partly right
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    • This is partly because most of us have better things to do than fill in forms.
    • It is clear from the Council report into the progress of the scheme that it has partly backfired.
    • The turnout was so good partly because of the weather and partly because the event is so well known now.
    to a certain extent/degree, to some extent/degree, to a limited extent/degree, in part, partially, a little, somewhat, not totally, not wholly, not entirely, not fully, relatively, moderately, (up) to a point, half, in some measure, comparatively, slightly
    informal ish

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