Definition of preeminently in English:


Syllabification: pre·em·i·nent·ly
Pronunciation: /prēˈemənəntlē


[sentence adverb]
  • Above all; in particular: this is preeminently the haying month throughout the northern states
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    • The real ‘Key West lime juice’ is a gourmet's delight, pre-eminently suited for use in a variety of pastry pies.
    • The answer is that the clubs lay at the heart of industrial Lanarkshire and football was pre-eminently the game of steelworkers, miners and shipbuilders.
    • Although Neville was supremely competent both as a newspaper journalist and as a broadcaster, I always thought of him pre-eminently as a man of the arts.
    primarily, principally, above all, chiefly, mostly, mainly, in particular

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