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

     

    familiarly

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//fəˈmɪliəli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fəˈmɪliərli//
     
     
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  1. 1in a friendly and informal manner, sometimes in a way that is too informal to be pleasant John Hunt, familiarly known to his friends as Jack He touched her cheek familiarly.
  2. 2in the way that is well known to people The elephant's nose or, more familiarly, trunk, is the most versatile organ in the animal kingdom.
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