Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “properly speaking”

properly speaking

formal
really: It's not, properly speaking , champagne but it is very similar .True, real, false, and unreal
(Definition of properly speaking from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “properly speaking”

Word of the Day

friendship

a situation in which two people are friends

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