Definition of “partly” - English Dictionary

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“partly” in British English

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partlyadverb

uk /ˈpɑːt.li/ us /ˈpɑːrt.li/

B1 to some degree, but not completely:

His attractiveness is partly due to his self-confidence.
The house is partly owned by her father.

More examples

  • The hot weather is partly to blame for the water shortage.
  • The American Civil War was fought between the North and the South partly over the issue of slavery.
  • Her story is only partly true.
  • Its commercial success as a city is partly due to its excellent rail and road communications.
  • The floor was partly covered with a dirty old rug.

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