Adverb: actually ak-ch(oo-)u-lee
- In actual fact
"no one actually saw the shark"; "large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt"; "to be nominally but not actually independent";
- Used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly
"you may actually be doing the right thing by walking out"; "she actually spoke Latin";
- in reality
- At the present moment
"the transmission screen shows the picture that is actually on the air"
- Used as a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis
"actually, we all help clear up after a meal"; "actually, I haven't seen the film"; "I'm not all that surprised actually"; "she hasn't proved to be too satisfactory, actually"
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