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clearly

adverb uk   /ˈklɪə.li/ us    /ˈklɪr-/

clearly adverb (EASY TO UNDERSTAND)

A2 in a way that is easy to see, hear, read, or understand
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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.
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clearly adverb (NOT CONFUSED)

A2 When you think clearly, you are not confused.
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