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English definition of “literally”


adverb [not gradable]    /ˈlɪt̬·ər·ə·li/
used for emphasizing how large or great an amount is: There were literally hundreds of pages to read in the contract. Literally is also used to emphasize a statement and suggest that it is surprising: I literally (= really) had no idea you and Sophie were coming.
(Definition of literally adverb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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