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English definition of “actually”

actually

adverb [not gradable]    /ˈæk·tʃu·ə·li/
used to say that something is true, esp. when the true situation may not be known: We actually had a hard time moving the sofa. Actually is often used when you want to emphasize that something is surprising or unusual: He actually expected me to pay for his dinner.
(Definition of actually adverb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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