Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “expressly”

expressly

adverb uk   /ɪkˈspres.li/ us  
in a way that is clear: I expressly told you to be home by midnight.Easy to understand for a particular purpose: The farmer put up the fence expressly to stop people walking across his field.Easy to understand
(Definition of expressly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of expressly?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Easy to understand, but you might be interested in these topics from the Knowing and understanding topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “expressly” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

roost

When birds roost, they go somewhere to rest or sleep.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More