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ˈfaɪn l ifi·nal·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. finally, eventuallyadverb

    after an unspecified period of time or an especially long delay

  2. ultimately, finally, in the end, at last, at long lastadverb

    as the end result of a succession or process

    "ultimately he had to give in"; "at long last the winter was over"

  3. last, lastly, in conclusion, finallyadverb

    the item at the end

    "last, I'll discuss family values"

Wiktionary

  1. finallyadverb

    At the end or conclusion; ultimately.

    The contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered.

  2. finallyadverb

    To finish (with); lastly.

    Finally, I washed my dog.

  3. finallyadverb

    Definitively, comprehensively.

    The question of his long-term success has now been finally settled.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Finallyadverb

    at the end or conclusion; ultimately; lastly; as, the contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered

  2. Finallyadverb

    completely; beyond recovery

Freebase

  1. Finally

    "Finally" is a 1991 song by the musician CeCe Peniston. A dance mix of this song was made, and this remixed version was used in many dance music compilations. "Finally" became Peniston's first hit song, peaking at number five on the US Hot 100 in January 1992 and becoming her only U.S. top-ten hit to date. Prior to that, it was also successful on the US Dance chart, where it spent two weeks at number one in late 1991. In addition, the song peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart in a remixed version. The song features in the 1998 film Bimboland produced by Ariel Zeitoun. The 7-inch Choice Mix was used in the 1993 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and featured on its soundtrack album. The song is also featured in the stage musical based on the film. For her ninth tour Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour that resumed on November 11, 2006 at Sydney Entertainment Centre, Kylie Minogue used elements of Peniston's song when performing her 2000 comeback single "Spinning Around", co-written by Paula Abdul. In November 2009, pop musician Lady Gaga used excerpts of "Finally" for the opening of The Monster Ball Tour in her song "Dance in the Dark".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'finally' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #750

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'finally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1432

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'finally' in Adverbs Frequency: #86

How to pronounce finally?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of finally in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of finally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of finally in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Excellent lessons on Situational Leadership are offered in a Hollywood Movie "Twelve O'Clock High" of 1949, starring Gregory Peck. In this movie, a tough-minded General (Geegory Peck) takes over a bomber unit with low morale, and transforms that unit into a star team with stellar performance. I learnt a great deal about Leadership from this movie - long before my MBA course on Leadership. You can see how a true Leader advances the followers beyond their normal limitations, over the course of their association, by first telling, then selling, followed by collaborating, and finally delegating the assignments. A true leader creates and nurtures many next-generation leaders; the lesson that I learned and have always followed successfully as a committed leader. Thanks to 'Twelve O'Clock High' for such wonderful lessons in Leadership.

  2. Eli Borges Wright:

    After all of these years, I can finally say this is my husband.

  3. State John Kerry:

    We need every country on the same page, pushing an ambitious, durable and inclusive agreement that will finally put us on the path toward a global clean-energy future.

  4. Vince Gill:

    We’re living in a time right now when finally people are having the courage to speak out about being abused, and I think that’s beyond healthy and beyond beautiful to see people finally have a voice for being wronged.

  5. Gene Moschkovich:

    I am happy to see my long-held dream of creating a true theme park and resort for Russia finally becoming a reality.

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    a diacritical mark (-) placed above a vowel to indicate a long sound
    • A. macron
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