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Teaching does allow me to keep one foot in the youthful waters I tend to occupy in my novels, so I'm thankful for that. My students also remind me on a daily basis that the stories I collected during my district attorney days are actually interesting to people who haven't had that experience.
Alafair Burke

Meaning of "actually" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ACTUALLY

actually  [ˈæktʃʊəlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACTUALLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Actually is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES ACTUALLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Actually

Actually is the second album by English pop duo Pet Shop Boys, released through Parlophone and EMI Manhattan Records in 1987. This album is also the group's third best selling album with over 4 million copies sold.

Definition of actually in the English dictionary

The first definition of actually in the dictionary is as an actual fact; really. Other definition of actually is at present. Actually is also a parenthetic filler used to add slight emphasis.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ACTUALLY


contractually
kənˈtræktʃʊəlɪ
eventually
ɪˈvɛntʃʊəlɪ
factually
ˈfæktʃʊəlɪ
habitually
həˈbɪtʃʊəlɪ
homosexually
ˌhɒməˈsɛkʃʊəlɪ
hourly
ˈaʊəlɪ
individually
ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒʊəlɪ
instinctually
ɪnˈstɪŋktʃʊəlɪ
intellectually
ˌɪntɪˈlɛktʃʊəlɪ
intersexually
ˌɪntəˈsɛkʃʊəlɪ
manually
ˈmænjʊəlɪ
mutually
ˈmjuːtʃʊəlɪ
punctually
ˈpʌŋktʃʊəlɪ
ritually
ˈrɪtʃʊəlɪ
sexually
ˈsɛkʃʊəlɪ
spiritually
ˈspɪrɪtʃʊəlɪ
surely
ˈʃʊəlɪ
unsurely
ʌnˈʃʊəlɪ
usually
ˈjuːʒʊəlɪ
virtually
ˈvɜːtʃʊəlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACTUALLY

actual
actual bodily harm
actual sin
actual total loss
actualisation
actualise
actualist
actualities
actuality
actualization
actualize
actuals
actuarial
actuarially
actuaries
actuary
actuate
actuation
actuator
acture

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACTUALLY

asexually
automatically
biannually
casually
conceptually
contextually
continually
dually
effectually
equally
gradually
ineffectually
perceptually
perpetually
semiannually
sensually
squally
textually
unequally
unusually
visually

Synonyms and antonyms of actually in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ACTUALLY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «actually» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of actually

Translation of «actually» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACTUALLY

Find out the translation of actually to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of actually from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «actually» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

实际地
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en realidad
570 millions of speakers

English

actually
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वास्तव में
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

في الواقِع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фактически
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

na verdade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রকৃতপক্ষে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

en fait
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

sebenarnya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

tatsächlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

実際に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

실제로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bener
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thực ra
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உண்மையில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रत्यक्षात
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aslında
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

realmente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

faktycznie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

насправді
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

realmente
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πραγματικά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eintlik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

faktiskt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

faktisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of actually

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ACTUALLY»

The term «actually» is very widely used and occupies the 1.810 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ACTUALLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about actually

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10 QUOTES WITH «ACTUALLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word actually.
1
Jaimie Alexander
I actually read 'Wonder Woman,' and here's the thing about her: she's more of a physical presence than anything else. You don't get to really know her on the inside.
2
Christa B. Allen
Sometimes work is a bit slow, and I always wanted to be a princess at Disneyland. There were 1,500 of us who auditioned, and 11 of us were hired. I went through all of the training, but never ended up actually getting to play Belle because 'Revenge' started. It was the time of my life, though!
3
Reza Aslan
There's only one reason to be crucified under the Roman Empire, and that is for treason or sedition. Crucifixion, we have to understand, was not actually a form of capital punishment for Rome. In fact, it was often the case that the criminal would be killed first and then crucified.
4
Haley Barbour
When I became governor, spending actually increased 28 percent my first term. Revenue increased 42 percent my first term without raising anybody's taxes. We did it because we had more taxpayers with more taxable income. That's how you get the revenue up. We did that without raising anybody's taxes.
5
Mischa Barton
I'm still getting used to changing earrings - It still feels really weird to be pushing bits of metal through holes in my earlobes that weren't there a few weeks back, and actually seeing and feeling the holes in my lobes is still a bit freaky.
6
Bonnie Bedelia
I don't consider roles like in 'Die Hard' what I do. This is like a hobby. It's fun. I had a good time. And I love being in a movie that people actually go see. But it's about things getting blown up. It's not about great character development.
7
Walead Beshty
It's extremely difficult to say what one actually means by 'sculpture' other than, in a provisional sense, it's something that goes on the floor or a pedestal, and loosely applies to a certain history of the use of that term.
8
Emily Browning
I've actually got turned down for a lot of roles because I'm not bubbly enough. People have told me to be more 'up', but I can't, really. I find it hard to be smiley and giggly all the time.
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Alafair Burke
Teaching does allow me to keep one foot in the youthful waters I tend to occupy in my novels, so I'm thankful for that. My students also remind me on a daily basis that the stories I collected during my district attorney days are actually interesting to people who haven't had that experience.
10
Kate Bush
I'm a very strong person, and I think that's why, actually, I find it really infuriating when I read, 'She had a nervous breakdown' or 'She's not very mentally stable, just a weak, frail little creature.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACTUALLY»

Discover the use of actually in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to actually and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dragon Actually
. . Find out for yourself why All Things Urban Fantasy calls the Dragon Kin series, 'As bawdy, crass, and hilarious as anything I could have hoped for!' and read the prequel novella, 'A Tale of Two Dragons,' to see where the insanity began!
G. A. Aiken, 2013
2
From Notting Hill with Love . . . Actually
She was just a girl, standing in front of a boy . . . wishing he looked more like Hugh Grant.
Ali McNamara, 2010
3
Actually, It Is Your Parents' Fault: ...that Your Romantic ...
Challenges popular self-help trends from recent years to reveal how early childhood experiences can strongly influence relationships, from shaping how a person communicates to determining how one reacts to common problems.
Philip Van Munching, Bernie Katz, 2008
4
Tree Houses You Can Actually Build: A Weekend Project Book
In addition to line drawings, the book contains a section of full-color photographs highlighting a variety of tree house projects, plus helpful building tips based on interviews with their owners.
‎1998
5
Love Actually
Interweaves ten different love stories, including that of the unmarried British prime minister who falls for the woman who brings his tea and that of a widower struggling to raise his stepson.
Richard Curtis, Emma Freud, 2003
6
Aussie, Actually
This is a humorous, frank account of what its really like to leave all that is familiar and loved to start a new life Down Under.
Lois Nicholls, 2008
7
Actually Useful Internet Security Techniques
Provides case studies about international hackers; covers basic security precautions including Data Integrity, Encryption, and Authentication; and discusses such in-depth tools as Application Gateways and Security APIs.
Larry J. Hughes, 1995
8
Designing Matrix Organizations that Actually Work: How IBM, ...
Organization structures do not fail, says Jay Galbraith, but management fails at implementing them correctly. This is why, he explains, the idea that the matrix does not work still exists today, even among people who should know better.
Jay R. Galbraith, 2008
9
The 7 Myths About Love--Actually!: The Journey from Your ...
If you think you have this book will make you think again. So what is LOVE exactly and why are we so confused? Mike George takes you on a journey to the very heart of your life where love lives and has always lived.
Mike George, 2010
10
A Piano Chord Book You Can Actually Use!
This book offers a fresh look at how to learn chords on the piano. Made with the beginning piano player in mind, this book is perfect for the person desiring to learn and play their favorite song on the piano.
Aaron Whitehead, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACTUALLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term actually is used in the context of the following news items.
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True Detective May Actually Tell Us Who Is the Truest Detective Of All
If that was actually what he and his friend were alluding to, he's pretty angry about it. Honestly can someone on this show give him a hug? «E! Online, Jul 15»
2
Reddit CEO: Vast Majority of Users Don't Actually Care About Drama
The last few days have seen Reddit, the internet's Fort Knox of cat GIFs, tearing itself apart over the dismissal of Reddit's unofficial liason ... «Gizmodo, Jul 15»
3
China unveils Internet Plus plan for FIRST time (actually third time)
Back in March, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced the “Internet Plus” plan, an effort to stimulate China's growth. In late June he did it ... «The Register, Jul 15»
4
This Video Perfectly Shows How the $10 Must Change to Actually
The video depicts how the $10 bill would have to be redesigned to actually reflect the reality of American women. They make the point that ... «Mic, Jul 15»
5
'Shark sighting' was actually just a sunfish, Sea Bright cops say
SEA BRIGHT — Cops and beach patrols were warning people to stay away from the beach after a possible shark sighting in Sea Bright on ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
6
Investors: Make sure your portfolio reflects risk you can actually handle
A great storm recently blew through Toronto and took one of our trees with it. The young Kentucky coffee tree proved to be no match for the ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
7
Marikana is actually about 'stolen' land
At the heart of the Marikana massacre is the historical question of land and economic dispossession, which government presides over, writes ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
8
'Foodies' are actually healthier
Adventurous eaters, known as “foodies”, are often associated with indulgence and excess. However, a new Cornell Food and Brand Lab study ... «The Asian Age, Jul 15»
9
Sometimes being bad can actually be good for us
Sometimes being bad can actually be good for us. A little bit of what you fancy does you good – isn't that what they say? Katie Wright speaks to ... «the Irish News, Jul 15»
10
Turns Out, Music Festivals Are Actually Good For Your Health
Between walking from stage to stage, just wandering around, and dancing, we actually burn off more than 9,000 calories and walk over 24km ... «Tone Deaf, Jul 15»

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