Meaning of “reportedly” in the English Dictionary

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"reportedly" in British English

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reportedlyadverb

uk /rɪˈpɔː.tɪd.li/ us /rɪˈpɔːr.t̬ɪd.li/

C2 according to what many people say:

New York is reportedly a very exciting place to live.

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  • The committee is reportedly unhappy about the discrepancy in numbers.
  • The president is reportedly getting twitchy about the recent fall in his popularity.
  • The actress is reportedly very upset by the incident.
  • The plane was reportedly shot down by enemy aircraft.
  • 50 people have reportedly been injured in an explosion at the plastics factory.

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

"reportedly" in American English

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reportedlyadverb [ not gradable ]

us /rɪˈpɔr·t̬ɪd·li, -ˈpoʊr-/

according to what people say about something:

New York is reportedly a very exciting place to live (= People say that it is).

(Definition of “reportedly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)