chiefly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English chefly; equivalent to chief +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtʃiːf.li/
  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

chiefly (comparative more chiefly, superlative most chiefly)

  1. (focus) Especially or primarily; above all.
  2. (focus) Mainly or principally; almost entirely.

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chiefly (comparative more chiefly, superlative most chiefly)

  1. of, or relating to a chief