literally

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: ˈlɪt(ə)rəli
  • (US) IPA: ˈlitərəlē IPA: ˈlitrəlē
  • Hyphenation: lit‧er‧al‧ly
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Adverb[change]

Positive
literally

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If something happens literally, it happens exactly as it was said.
    When I found out that the company would hire me, I literally jumped for joy. In fact, I hit my head on the ceiling.

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