Definitions for barelyˈbɛər li
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word barely
barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarce(adverb)
only a very short time before
"they could barely hear the speaker"; "we hardly knew them"; "just missed being hit"; "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"; "would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats
in a sparse or scanty way
"a barely furnished room"
By a small margin.
Almost not at all.
without covering; nakedly
without concealment or disguise
but just; without any excess; with nothing to spare ( of quantity, time, etc.); hence, scarcely; hardly; as, there was barely enough for all; he barely escaped
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'barely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3973
Rank popularity for the word 'barely' in Adverbs Frequency: #277
barley, bearly, bleary
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He probably barely got the trigger pulled.
He's not a conservative and barely a Republican.
I barely know now too so I have to check with other sources.
We barely have time to react in this world, let alone rehearse.
When it comes to most credit unions, security is barely existent, if at all.
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Translations for barely
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- едва, самоBulgarian
- a penesCatalan, Valencian
- juuri ja juuri, pelkästään, hädin tuskin, nipin napin, tuskin lainkaan, ainoastaan, tuskin, töin tuskinFinnish
- à peineFrench
- air èiginnScottish Gaelic
- nesten ikke, bare så vidt, så vidtNorwegian
- ledwie, ledwoPolish
- apenas, malPortuguese
- de abiaRomanian
- еле, только, едва, лишь, [[почти]] [[не]], еле-елеRussian
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