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really

EN[ˈɹɪəli] [ˈɹi(ə)li] [ˈɹɪ(ə)li] [-iːli]
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WReally
  • Really may refer to:
  • Really (album), album by JJ Cale
  • Really (TV channel), British television channel
  • Really (film), 2006 film starring Philip Arditti
  • Really (David Huff album), 2000 album by David Huff
  • Really (TV pilot episode), exclusive to Amazon Prime.

    Definition of really in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMmore reallySUPmost reallyPREré-SUF-ly
    1. (modal) Actually; in fact; in reality.
      1. "He really is a true friend." / "Really? What makes you so sure?" ‎
    2. INF (as an intensifier) Very (modifying an adjective); very much (modifying a verb).
      1. But ma, I really, really want to go to the show! ‎
  • Interjection
    1. Indicating surprise at, or requesting confirmation of, some new information; to express skepticism.
      1. A: He won the Nobel Prize yesterday.
      2. B: Really?
    2. COL (sarcastic, typically exaggerated question.) Indicating that what was just said was obvious and unnecessary; contrived incredulity.
      1. A: I've just been reading Shakespeare - he's one of the best authors like, ever!
      2. B: Really.
    3. COL (chiefly US) Indicating affirmation, agreement.
      1. A: That girl talks about herself way too much.
      2. B: Really. She's a nightmare.
    4. Indicating displeasure at another person's behaviour or statement.
      1. Well, really! How rude.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Thank you for the unexpected gift. It really made my day.
      • As a campaigning politician, he really knew how to shake hands, kiss babies, and work the room.
      • The Tube King gives me a really good Marshally crunch, or a sweeter lead tone if I use the neck humbucker in my guitar.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • If, in order to save money, you never buy a parking ticket, you are more likely to get fined, so it's all swings and roundabouts really.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Degree adverbs
        • Sentence adverbs
          • Speech-act adverbs
            • Modal adverbs
          • Interjections
            • Morphemes
              • Suffixes
                • Words by suffix
                  • Words suffixed with -ly

            Other Vocabulary

            Look-Alike Words
            1. en rally
            2. en realty
            3. en relly
            4. en Reilly
            5. en leally
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of really for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "really" is an adverb, more specifically, a degree adverb and a sentence adverb. It's also an interjection. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
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