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chieflyadverb

 us   /ˈtʃif·li/
more than for any other ​reason; ​mostly; ​mainly: Today John-Philip Sousa is ​known chiefly for his ​musicplayed by ​marchingbands all over the US.
(Definition of chiefly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chiefly”
in Arabic بِشكل رئيسي…
in Korean 주로…
in Portuguese principalmente…
in Catalan principalment…
in Japanese 主に…
in Chinese (Simplified) 主要地, 大部分地…
in Turkish başlıca, en çok, esas olarak…
in Russian главным образом…
in Chinese (Traditional) 主要地, 大部分地…
in Italian soprattutto, principalmente…
in Polish głównie…
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