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finely

adverb uk   /ˈfaɪn.li/ us  

finely adverb (THINLY)

B2 into very thin or small pieces: Chop the carrots very finely. Make sure the spices are finely ground.

finely adverb (EXACTLY)

to an exact degree: a finely-tuned engine a finely-executed manoeuvre

finely adverb (EXCELLENTLY)

beautifully: The painting depicts a finely-dressed couple.
Translations of “finely”
in Korean 미세하게…
in Arabic فَرم ناعِم…
in Portuguese finamente, delicadamente…
in Catalan finament…
in Japanese 細かく…
in Italian finemente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 細薄地, 細小地…
in Russian мелко, тонко, точно…
in Turkish çok küçük, ince, hassas parçacıklar şeklinde…
in Chinese (Simplified) 细薄地, 细小地…
in Polish drobno, precyzyjnie…
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