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British English: /ˈkləʊsli/
American English: /ˈkloʊsli/

Translation of closely in Italian:


  • 1 (in close proximity)
    (follow, look) [figurative]
    da vicino
    crowded closely around the painting
    accalcati intorno al quadro
    to work closely together closely written the script was so closely typed that …
    i caratteri erano così fitti che …
    to be closely packed
    (boxed items)
    essere stipati
    the houses were closely spaced
    le case erano molto vicine l'una all'altra
  • 2 (not distantly)
    (conform, identify)
    quasi completamente
    (integrated, coordinated)
    the more closely you look, the more closely it seems to resemble him
    più guardi bene e più sembra che gli assomigli
    which photo fits the rapist most closely? her description closely fits that of the thief to be closely akin to something
    essere molto simile a qualcosa
    to be closely related
    essere strettamente imparentato (to con)
    (matter, crime)
    essere strettamente legato (to a)
  • 4 (evenly)closely contested o fought
    tirato, serrato
    all'ultimo voto
    to be so closely matched that …
    essere così vicini che …
  • 5 (near to body)
    con cura, a fondo
    to fit closely
    essere molto attillato
    he held her closely to him closely guarded secret [figurative]
    segreto ben custodito
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