highly Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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highlyadverb

 us   /ˈhɑɪ·li/

highly adverb (AT HIGH LEVEL)

very, to a large degree, or at a high level: a highly paid job We need a highly skilled, highly educated workforce.

highly adverb (IN IMPORTANT POSITION)

in an important or influential position: The statement was made by a highly placed official.
Translations of “highly”
in Korean 매우…
in Arabic جِدًا…
in Portuguese altamente, muito…
in Catalan molt, altament…
in Japanese とても, 非常に…
in Italian molto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 超過平均水準, 非常,極其…
in Russian весьма, чрезвычайно, высоко…
in Turkish bir hayli, pek, çok…
in Chinese (Simplified) 超过平均水平, 非常,极其…
in Polish bardzo, wielce, wysoko…
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