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Etymology edit

From Middle English kenely, kenliche, from Old English cēnlīċe (keenly, boldly, courageously), equivalent to keen +‎ -ly. Cognate with Saterland Frisian köinlik (boldly), archaic German kühnlich (bravely).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkiːnli/
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  • Hyphenation: keen‧ly

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keenly (comparative more keenly, superlative most keenly)

  1. In a keen manner.
    watch something keenly
    We played keenly.

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