From Middle English strongliche, strangliche, from Old English stranglīċe (“strongly”), equivalent to strong + -ly.
- (General American) IPA(key): /stɹɔŋli/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /stɹɒŋli/
- (Canada, cot–caught merger) IPA(key): /stɹɑŋli/
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- Hyphenation: strong‧ly
strongly (comparative stronglier or more strongly, superlative strongliest or most strongly)
- In a strong or powerful manner.
- In the third race, Renowned Blaze finished strongly to win, paying sixteen dollars.
- Very much.
- His reply was strongly suggestive of a forthcoming challenge to the governor.
- 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter VIII, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC:
- The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again; for, even after she had conquered her love for the Celebrity, the mortification of having been jilted by him remained.
in a strong or powerful manner