likelyadjectiveuk /ˈlaɪ.kli/ us /ˈlaɪ.kli/
- Children from an underprivileged family background are statistically more likely to become involved in crime.
- She made a rough estimate of the likely cost.
- Disney's latest production looks likely to be their most successful ever.
- It is likely that the suspects have left the country by now.
- The study showed that one in twelve women is likely to develop breast cancer.
likelyadverbuk /ˈlaɪ.kli/ us /ˈlaɪ.kli/