Definition of totally in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊtəli/


1Completely; absolutely: the building was totally destroyed by the fire [as submodifier]: they came from totally different backgrounds some of the lyrics are totally brilliant she’s almost totally deaf
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  • In his denial, he treats a people as less than fully human and totally dishonours the dead.
  • If he is being absolutely and totally honest, what kind of honesty has he deployed up to now?
  • It had been feared that a strong wind from the east could have totally destroyed the window.
1.1 informal Used to emphasize a clause or statement: I’m sorry, I totally didn’t mean it so then Julie, like, totally dumps her boyfriend Tommy
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  • Dude, she totally broke a shoe from the excitement.
  • She totally cut in front of me.
  • One day I was driving to the store and I was trying to dial a number on my cell phone at the same time—and I totally hit a mailbox.
1.2 [as exclamation] informal Used to express agreement: ‘After all it’s his mess, so let him clean it up.’ ‘Totally!’
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  • I flashed him a smile as I chirped, "Totally!"
  • Oh my God, totally!
  • I was saying to him that I don't usually like mashups where they just put one song into another, and he was like, Totally!

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