soundly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

c. 1400s, from sound +‎ -ly. Originally meaning "safely", the present sense came in the 16th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈsaʊnd.lɪ/
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Adverb[edit]

soundly (comparative more soundly, superlative most soundly)

  1. In a thorough manner; in manner free of defect or deficiency.
    He was soundly thrashed by the semi-professional boxer.

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Further reading[edit]

  • soundly” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.