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English definition of “clearly”

clearly

adverb uk   /ˈklɪə.li/ us    /ˈklɪr-/

clearly adverb (EASY TO UNDERSTAND)

A2 in a way that is easy to see, hear, read, or understandEasy to understandApparent and obviousVisible

clearly adverb (CERTAIN)

B1 used to show that you think something is obvious or certain: The accident was clearly the lorry driver's fault. Clearly, you should tell her the truth.Apparent and obviousVisible

clearly adverb (NOT CONFUSED)

A2 When you think clearly, you are not confused.Logic and reason
(Definition of clearly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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