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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brilliantly, brightly, brightadverb

    with brightness

    "the stars shone brilliantly"; "the windows glowed jewel bright"


  1. brightlyadverb

    In a bright manner.

    The sun was shining brightly, making me squint.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Brightlyadverb

    Splendidly; with lustre.

    Etymology: from bright.

    Safely I slept, till brightly dawning shone
    The morn conspicuous on her golden throne. Alexander Pope.


  1. Brightly

    Brightly is a historic plantation house located near Goochland, Goochland County, Virginia. The main dwelling was built about 1842, and is a two-story, single pile, central-passage-plan, gable-roofed brick dwelling in the Greek Revival style. The front facade features a one-story, one-bay Greek Revival Doric order porch. Also on the property are the contributing pair of slave dwellings, privy, granary, chicken house, barn, well house, windmill, cemetery and the gate posts.The house now serves as a small bed and breakfast. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.


  1. brightly

    Brightly refers to something that is shining with a lot of light and is very noticeable because of its light or color. It can also refer to lively or spirited manner or style.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brightlyadverb

    brilliantly; splendidly; with luster; as, brightly shining armor

  2. Brightlyadverb

    with lively intelligence; intelligently

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Brightly is ranked #74826 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Brightly surname appeared 258 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Brightly.

    73.6% or 190 total occurrences were White.
    18.9% or 49 total occurrences were Black.
    4.2% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.3% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brightly in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brightly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of brightly in a Sentence

  1. Marnie Reed Crowell:

    To keep the fire burning brightly, there's one easy rule keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart -- about a finger's breadth -- for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule.

  2. Jon Flanders:

    The color is just phenomenal, its wings are black with these orange fingers. There aren’t a lot orange bats in the world. I don’t tend to work with that many brightly colored bats. It’s definitely an unusual one for me.

  3. George Bernard Shaw:

    Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

  4. British Prime Minister David Cameron:

    Its remaining copies may be faded, but its principles shine as brightly as ever.

  5. Michael Witt:

    The problem is, I think, for them it's too late, that light of public attention, that is already brightly shining on The United States. I think that's not going to end well for The United States.

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