What does cleanly mean?

Definitions for cleanly
ˈklɛn li; ˈklin-clean·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cleanlyadverb

    habitually clean

    "cleanly in their persons and habitations"

  2. flawlessly, cleanlyadverb

    in an adroit manner

    "he bounced it cleanly off the wall"

  3. cleanlyadverb

    in a manner that minimizes dirt and pollution

    "the motor burns cleanly"

  4. cleanlyadverb

    without difficulty or distortion

    "she played the piano accompaniment cleanly"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cleanly

    habitually clean; pure; innocent

    Etymology: [From Clean.]

  2. Cleanly

    cleansing; fitted to remove moisture; dirt, etc

    Etymology: [From Clean.]

  3. Cleanly

    adroit; skillful; dexterous; artful

    Etymology: [From Clean.]

  4. Cleanlyadverb

    in a clean manner; neatly

    Etymology: [From Clean.]

  5. Cleanlyadverb

    innocently; without stain

    Etymology: [From Clean.]

  6. Cleanlyadverb

    adroitly; dexterously

    Etymology: [From Clean.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cleanly in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cleanly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of cleanly in a Sentence

  1. Nico Rosberg:

    Lewis can do something to keep it clean which is drive cleanly himself, So it's not like he can't do anything.

  2. Trainer Todd Pletcher:

    We'll need to get away cleanly and establish position early, a little further inside than would be ideal. But oftentimes you get a good trip from a bad post. Hopefully we get a clean break.

  3. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    For 40 years before Auschwitz, we had concentration camps -- things that were called Concentration Camps -- what we're doing now fits very cleanly inside that tradition.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    If a person's words are neatly polished and the commensurate deeds deeply refined, then his leadership action is always cleanly aligned and clearly defined.

  5. Cecil Roberts:

    If we decide as a nation that we are going to have a completely carbon free electrical system that would cost trillions of dollars, I am guessing that for a lot less we can figure out how to burn coal cleanly.

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