chiefly

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

chiefly (comparative more chiefly, superlative most chiefly)

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

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AdjectiveEdit

chiefly (comparative chieflier, superlative chiefliest)

  1. of or relating to a chief