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Definition of clearly adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1in a way that is easy to see or hear Please speak clearly after the tone. It's difficult to see anything clearly in this mirror.
  2. 2in a way that makes sense and is easy to understand She explained everything very clearly.
  3. 3used to emphasize that what you are saying is obvious and true synonym obviously Clearly, this will cost a lot more than we realized.
  4. Word Familyclear adjective (unclear)clearly adverbclarity nounclarify verb
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: clearly