in a literal sense
"literally translated"; "he said so literally"
(intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration
"our eyes were literally pinned to TV during the Gulf War"
word for word; not figuratively; not as an idiom or metaphor
When I saw on the news that there would be no school tomorrow because of the snowstorm, I literally jumped for joy, and hit my head on the ceiling fan.
used non-literally as an intensifier for figurative statements: virtually (often considered incorrect; see usage notes)
Used as a generic downtoner: just, merely.
You literally put it in the microwave for five minutes and it's done.
according to the primary and natural import of words; not figuratively; as, a man and his wife can not be literally one flesh
with close adherence to words; word by word
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'literally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2440
Rank popularity for the word 'literally' in Adverbs Frequency: #291
The numerical value of literally in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of literally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of literally in a Sentence
Images & Illustrations of literally
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for literally
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- literalmentCatalan, Valencian
- buchstäblich, wörtlichGerman
- kirjaimellisesti, sananmukaisestiFinnish
- littéralement, mot à mot, textoFrench
- בצורה מילולית, באופן מילוליHebrew
- bokstavelegNorwegian Nynorsk
- дословно, буквальноRussian
- bukvalno, doslovno, tacno takoSerbo-Croatian
- harfiyen, asıl itibariyle, harfi harfineTurkish
- لفظی معنیUrdu
Get even more translations for literally »
Find a translation for the literally definition in other languages:
Select another language: