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Definitions for truly
ˈtru litru·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word truly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. truly, genuinely, really(adverb)

    in accordance with truth or fact or reality

    "she was now truly American"; "a genuinely open society"; "they don't really listen to us"

  2. rightfully, truly(adverb)

    by right

    "baseball rightfully is the nation's pastime"

  3. sincerely, unfeignedly, truly(adverb)

    with sincerity; without pretense

    "she praised him sincerely for his victory"; "was unfeignedly glad to see his old teacher"; "we are truly sorry for the inconvenience"

  4. in truth, really, truly(adverb)

    in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers)

    "in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire"; "really, you shouldn't have done it"; "a truly awful book"


  1. truly(Adverb)

    In accordance with the facts; truthfully, accurately.

  2. truly(Adverb)

    Honestly, genuinely, in fact, really.

  3. truly(Adverb)


    You are truly silly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Truly(adverb)

    in a true manner; according to truth; in agreement with fact; as, to state things truly; the facts are truly represented

  2. Truly(adverb)

    exactly; justly; precisely; accurately; as, to estimate truly the weight of evidence

  3. Truly(adverb)

    sincerely; honestly; really; faithfully; as, to be truly attached to a lover; the citizens are truly loyal to their prince or their country

  4. Truly(adverb)

    conformably to law; legally; legitimately

  5. Truly(adverb)

    in fact; in deed; in reality; in truth


  1. Truly

    Truly was an American rock band formed in the wake of the grunge era. It featured singer-guitarist Robert Roth, bassist Hiro Yamamoto, and drummer Mark Pickerel. Yamamoto and Pickerel were founding members respectively of Soundgarden and Screaming Trees. While not a commercially successful group like some of their Seattle contemporaries, the band lasted a decade with two studio albums to their name.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'truly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3163

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'truly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3078

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'truly' in Adverbs Frequency: #236

How to pronounce truly?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say truly in sign language?

  1. truly


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of truly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of truly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of truly in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Herbert:

    He truly felt great.

  2. Saint Augustine:

    Man is God truly alive

  3. Devan Arbay:

    He truly loved his job.

  4. Brandt Jean:

    If you truly are sorry.

  5. Jeannine Hammond:

    He truly loved the child.

Images & Illustrations of truly

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