Meaning of “preferably” in the English Dictionary

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"preferably" in British English

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uk /ˈpref.ər.ə.bli/ us /ˈpref.ər.ə.bli/

B2 if possible:

Water the plants twice a week, preferably in the morning.

More examples

  • Serve with ice-cream, preferably vanilla.
  • Serve with a white wine, 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 town centre.

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