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



BrE BrE//ˈəʊpənli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊpənli//
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without hiding any feelings, opinions or information Can you talk openly about sex with your parents? The men in prison would never cry openly (= so that other people could see). Word OriginOld English openlīce (see open, -ly).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: openly