English edit

Etymology edit

minute +‎ -ly

Pronunciation edit

  • (on a minute scale): IPA(key): /maɪˈnjuːtlɪ/
  • (happening every minute): IPA(key): /ˈmɪnɪtlɪ/

Adverb edit

minutely (comparative more minutely, superlative most minutely)

  1. With attention to tiny details.
    • 1913, William Elliot Griffis, The Mikado's Empire (book 2, page 478)
      To describe them in full, and to recount minutely the ideas held by the Japanese rustics concerning them, would be to compile an octavo work on dragonology.
  2. On a minute scale. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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Adjective edit

minutely (not comparable)

  1. Happening every minute.
  2. Continuing; unceasing.
    • 1654, H[enry] Hammond, Of Fundamentals in a Notion Referring to Practise, London: [] J[ames] Flesher for Richard Royston, [], →OCLC:
      Throwing themselves absolutely upon God's minutely providence.

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