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

 

preferably

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈprefrəbli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprefrəbli//
 
 
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in a way that is more attractive or more suitable; in a way that is preferred to other ways We're looking for a new house, preferably one near the school.