preferably Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"preferably" in British English

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uk   /ˈpref.ər.ə.bli/  us   /-ɚ.ə-/
B2 if ​possible: Water the ​plantstwice a ​week, preferably in the ​morning.
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  • Serve with ice-cream, preferably ​vanilla.
  • Serve with a ​whitewine, preferably ​chilled.
  • I'd ​love to go there, preferably in the ​summer.
  • I'd like to go out with him, preferably on my own.
  • I'd like a ​flat there, preferably in the ​towncentre.
(Definition of preferably from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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