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originallyadverb [not gradable]

 us   /əˈrɪdʒ·ə·nəl·i/
in the ​beginning; when something first ​existed: It was a ​bedroom originally, but we ​turned it into a ​study. They now ​live in California, but originally they came from Mexico.
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originallyadverb

uk   us   /əˈrɪdʒ.ɪ.nə.li/
B2 first of all: Originally it was a ​bedroom, but we ​turned it into a ​study.
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Translations of “originally”
in Arabic أصْلاً…
in Korean 본래는, 처음에는…
in Portuguese no princípio, no começo…
in Catalan en un principi…
in Japanese 元来…
in Chinese (Simplified) 原本, 起初, 原先…
in Turkish başlangıçta, aslında, aslen…
in Russian первоначально, поначалу…
in Chinese (Traditional) 原本, 起初, 原先…
in Italian originariamente…
in Polish początkowo…
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