HyperDic: literally

English > 2 senses of the word literally:
ADVERBallliterallyin a literal sense
allliterally(intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration
literally > pronunciation
Soundslih'terahliy; lih'trahliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > literally: 2 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn a literal sense.
Examples
  • "literally translated"
  • "he said so literally"
OppositefigurativelyIn a figurative sense
Spanishliteralmente
Catalanliteralment
Adjectivesliterallimited to the explicit meaning / meaning of a word or text
English > literally: 2 senses > adverb 2
Meaning(intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration.
Example"our eyes were literally pinned to TV during the Gulf War"
Usage ofintensifier, intensiveA modifier that has little meaning / meaning except to intensify the meaning / meaning it modifies
Spanishliteralmente

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