Definition of Actually in English :
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Actually meaning in English
Meaning of Actually in English
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Actually pronunciation in English
Pronounce Actually in Englishsee synonyms of actually
1. actually, really
in actual fact
Example Sentences:'to be nominally but not actually independent''no one actually saw the shark''large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt'
2. actually, in reality
used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly
Example Sentences:'you may actually be doing the right thing by walking out''she actually spoke Latin''they thought they made the rules but in reality they were only puppets''people who seem stand-offish are in reality often simply nervous'
at the present moment
Example Sentences:'the transmission screen shows the picture that is actually on the air'
as a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis
Example Sentences:'actually, we all help clear up after a meal''actually, I haven't seen the film''I'm not all that surprised actually''she hasn't proved to be too satisfactory, actually'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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