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Meaning of “clearly” in the English Dictionary

"clearly" in British English

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clearlyadverb

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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(Definition of clearly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clearly" in American English

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clearlyadverb

 us   /ˈklɪər·li/
  • clearly adverb (UNDERSTANDABLY)

in a way that is ​easy to ​understand, or ​easy to ​see or ​hear: I ​think this ​report clearly ​shows why we have to ​act now.
  • clearly adverb (CERTAINLY)

certainly; ​obviously; without a ​doubt: The ​accident was clearly the ​truck driver’s ​fault.
(Definition of clearly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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