Definition of evenly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈiːvnli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːvnli//
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  1. 1in a smooth, regular or equal way Make sure the paint covers the surface evenly. She was fast asleep, breathing evenly. evenly spaced at four cm apart evenly cooked meat Arrange the tomato slices evenly on the top.
  2. 2with equal amounts for each person or in each place evenly distributed/divided Incidence of the disease is fairly evenly spread across Europe. The two teams are very evenly matched(= are equally likely to win).
  3. 3calmly; without showing any emotion ‘I warned you not to phone me,’ he said evenly.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: evenly