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Definitions for actually
ˈæk tʃu ə liac·tu·al·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. actually, reallyadverb

    in actual fact

    "to be nominally but not actually independent"; "no one actually saw the shark"; "large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt"

  2. actually, in realityadverb

    used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly

    "you may actually be doing the right thing by walking out"; "she actually spoke Latin"; "they thought they made the rules but in reality they were only puppets"; "people who seem stand-offish are in reality often simply nervous"

  3. actuallyadverb

    at the present moment

    "the transmission screen shows the picture that is actually on the air"

  4. actuallyadverb

    as a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis

    "actually, we all help clear up after a meal"; "actually, I haven't seen the film"; "I'm not all that surprised actually"; "she hasn't proved to be too satisfactory, actually"

Wiktionary

  1. actuallyadverb

    In act or in fact; really; in truth; positively.

    Actually, I had nothing to do with that incident.

    Etymology: actual + -ly

  2. actuallyadverb

    actively

    Neither actually nor passively. uE000105683uE001 Fuller.

    Etymology: actual + -ly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Actuallyadverb

    actively

  2. Actuallyadverb

    in act or in fact; really; in truth; positively

Freebase

  1. Actually

    Actually is the second album by English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys, released through Parlophone and EMI Manhattan Records in 1987. This album is also the group's third best selling album with over 4 million copies sold.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'actually' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #695

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'actually' in Written Corpus Frequency: #124

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'actually' in Adverbs Frequency: #51

How to pronounce actually?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of actually in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of actually in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of actually in a Sentence

  1. Lawrence Goldstone:

    Trump was very clever in not explicitly asking for violence, but hinting at it, but when violence actually happened, and he did not immediately repudiate it, he lost the benefit of the doubt.

  2. Karen Bass:

    I worry that it could prevent us from coming to a deal. And you know what, I think it would be a really sad statement about the profession that they would actually prevent reforms and refuse to modernize.

  3. Centrica Sam Laidlaw:

    Very few people have actually invested in scale because there haven't been any large-scale private equity funds really devoted to international E&P.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    No. 2, it helps to create this clash of civilizations that is actually a recruiting tool for ISIS and other radical jihadists who use this as a way of saying, 'We are in a war against the West -- you must join us,'.

  5. New Jersey:

    While card-only may be convenient for some businesses, it can actually be discriminatory against poor communities that don't have as much access to banks or lines of credit.

Images & Illustrations of actually

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