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Some of the food in Liquor is food I've really eaten filtered through a veil of fiction.
Poppy Z. Brite

Meaning of "really" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF REALLY

really  [ˈrɪəlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REALLY

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

Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES REALLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Really

Really may refer to: ▪ Really, album by JJ Cale ▪ Really, British television channel ▪ Really, 2006 film starring Philip Arditti ▪ Really, 2000 album by David Huff...

Definition of really in the English dictionary

The first definition of really in the dictionary is in reality; in actuality; assuredly. Other definition of really is truly; genuinely. Really is also an exclamation of dismay, disapproval, doubt, surprise, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH REALLY


actuarially
ˌæktʃʊˈɛərɪəlɪ
aerially
ˈɛərɪəlɪ
anteriorly
ænˈtɪərɪəlɪ
bacterially
bækˈtɪərɪəlɪ
conspiratorially
kənˌspɪrəˈtɔːrɪəlɪ
editorially
ˌɛdɪˈtɔːrɪəlɪ
ethereally
ɪˈθɪərɪəlɪ
exteriorly
ɪkˈstɪərɪəlɪ
industrially
ɪnˈdʌstrɪəlɪ
inferiorly
ɪnˈfɪərɪəlɪ
magisterially
ˌmædʒɪsˈtɪərɪəlɪ
materially
məˈtɪərɪəlɪ
pictorially
pɪkˈtɔːrɪəlɪ
posteriorly
pɒsˈtɪərɪəlɪ
sartorially
sɑːˈtɔːrɪəlɪ
serially
ˈsɪərɪəlɪ
superiorly
suːˈpɪərɪəlɪ
terrestrially
təˈrɛstrɪəlɪ
territorially
ˌtɛrɪˈtɔːrɪəlɪ
unreally
ʌnˈrɪəlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REALLY

reality TV
realizability
realizable
realizably
realization
realize
realizer
reallocate
reallocation
reallot
reallotment
realm
realmless
realness
realo
realpolitik
realpolitiker
realtie
realtor
realty

WORDS THAT END LIKE REALLY

actually
aethereally
areally
corporeally
endosteally
funereally
hymeneally
ideally
incorporeally
interlineally
Keneally
laryngeally
leally
lineally
marmoreally
matrilineally
patrilineally
peritoneally
rectilineally
sidereally
surreally

Synonyms and antonyms of really in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «REALLY»

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

Translation of «really» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REALLY

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

Translator English - Chinese

真正地
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

realmente
570 millions of speakers

English

really
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वास्तव में
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حَقَّاً
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

действительно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

realmente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সত্যিই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vraiment
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Betul-betul
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wirklich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

本当に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정말로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

tenan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thực sự
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உண்மையில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खरंच
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Gerçekten mi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

davvero
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

naprawdę
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

справді
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

într-adevăr
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πραγματικά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

regtig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

verkligen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

virkelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of really

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REALLY»

The term «really» is very widely used and occupies the 966 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REALLY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «really» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «really» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «REALLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word really.
1
Nadia Ali
I love music in general. It's like girls and their clothes and shoes; when you love shoes, you love shoes. So, for me, I think it's a really dangerous thing to say I'm going to write the best dance song in the world.
2
Rick Allen
I really don't feel any strong allegiance to any country.
3
Chris Van Allsburg
As much as I'd like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don't really believe it can happen.
4
Kevyn Aucoin
I'm going to insult a whole industry here, but it seems like TV is for people who can't do film. I'm not talking about actresses; I'm talking about lighting people. Lighting on TV is just so... it's sinful, it really is.
5
Syd Barrett
I don't really read a lot. Maybe I should.
6
Boris Becker
I don't really care what the man on the street thinks. I never did anything to please him in the first place, and I'm not going to start now.
7
Brandon Boyd
My parents are wonderful, and I'm really lucky - but my mom has always been almost exclusively a right-brained person.
8
Tom Brady
I'm not really concerned with portraying this tough warrior - I mean, that's part of my job and I take that very seriously. But I don't have anything to hide, and I'm not concerned with what people think.
9
Poppy Z. Brite
Some of the food in Liquor is food I've really eaten filtered through a veil of fiction.
10
Candace Bushnell
The '90s are really the 'Sex and the City' woman, and I think, right now, the new contemporary woman is the 'Lipstick Jungle' woman.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REALLY»

Discover the use of really in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to really and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and ...
Argues that the conflict between theism and science does not exist and that the debate is actually between theism and naturalism, a philosophy rooted in the belief that there is no such being as God.
Alvin Plantinga, 2011
2
What is Mathematics, Really?
Reflecting an insider's view of mathematical life, the author argues that mathematics must be historically evolved, and intelligible only in a social context.
Reuben Hersh, 1997
3
John P. Kotter on What Leaders Really Do
Here, in this collection of his acclaimed Harvard Business Review articles, is an astute assessment of the real work of leaders, as only John Kotter can offer.
John P. Kotter, 2013
4
So what Do They Really Know?: Assessment that Informs ...
Cris Tovani describes the systems and structures she uses in her own classroom and shows teachers how to use assessments to monitor growth and provide feedback that enables students to master goals.
Cris Tovani, 2011
5
Robert Fulghum's All I Really Need to Know I Learned in ...
A book to raise the spirits and warm the heart. Includes the famous Kindergarten essay that was read on the floor of the U.S. Senate.From the Hardcover edition.
Robert Fulghum, 1999
6
Tax Havens: How Globalization Really Works
This book provide an up-to-date evaluation of the role and function of tax havens in the global financial system—their history, inner workings, impact, extent, and enforcement.
Ronen Palan, Richard Murphy, Christian Chavagneux, 2010
7
Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate ...
In Who Really Cares, he identifies the forces behind American charity: strong families, church attendance, earning one’s own income (as opposed to receiving welfare), and the belief that individuals-not government-offer the best solution ...
Arthur C. Brooks, 2007
8
Cold Calling Techniques: That Really Work
This special anniversary edition of his perennial bestseller, Cold Calling Techniques (That Really Work!), provides you with all of the right tools for turning prospects into meetings, and meetings into big sales.
Stephan Schiffman, 2007
9
Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?: Content Comprehension, ...
The book includes: examples of how teachers can model their reading process for students; ideas for supplementing and enhancing the use of required textbooks; detailed descriptions of specific strategies taught in context; stories from ...
Cris Tovani, 2004
10
All You Really Need to Know to Interpret Arterial Blood Gases
Today every ICU provides rapid and automated blood gas testing twenty-four hours a day. The emphasis in this handy manual on blood gases is on interpreting readings and wisely using the information derived.
Lawrence Martin, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REALLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term really is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Affirmative Consent: Are Students Really Asking?
I asked a test question: Can a really drunk person give consent? “My answer to that is no,” he said. He was right. “Consent cannot be given when a person is ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Apple: Watching What Really Matters
There are times when Apple investors don't always see the forest for the trees. There are also times when those trees are kind of important. Consider that Apple ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
3
The Really Big One
The Ring of Fire, it turns out, is really a ring of subduction zones. Nearly all the earthquakes in the region are caused by continental plates getting stuck on ... «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
4
The really worrying financial crisis is happening in China, not Greece
While all Western eyes remain firmly focused on Greece, a potentially much more significant financial crisis is developing on the other side of world. In some ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
5
'Really!?!' Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers reunite for new take on …
They're back together again — or at least they were on "Late Night" Wednesday. Really! Host Seth Meyers and fellow "Saturday Night Live" alum Amy Poehler ... «Today.com, Jun 15»
6
Amy Poehler Asks A Critic Of Women's Sports, 'Really!?!'
Many people took notice when a Sports Illustrated analyst dismissed women's sports as "not worth watching" earlier this week. Unfortunately for SI's Andy Benoit, ... «NPR, Jun 15»
7
What's Really Warming the World?
Skeptics of manmade climate change offer various natural causes to explain why the Earth has warmed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880. But can these ... «Bloomberg, Jun 15»
8
Game of Thrones author, producer on whether that character is …
It's that rule: 'If don't see the body then they're not really dead.' Like when we cut Ned's head off, we didn't want a gory Monty Python geyser of blood, but we ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jun 15»
9
Mutual funds and airline competition
... fund managers really are looking out for the best interests of their investors at the ... Alternatively, if Delta is really successful and makes money, but United is ... «The Economist, Jun 15»
10
Quantum physics: What is really real?
Can a particle really be in many places at the same time? Is the Universe continually dividing itself into parallel worlds, each with an alternative version of ... «Nature.com, May 15»

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