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Meaning of CLEANLY

Pronunciation:  [adj]'klenlee, [adv]'kleenlee, kleenlee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  in an adroit manner; "he bounced it cleanly off the wall"
  2. [adv]  without distortion; "she played the piano accompaniment cleanly"
  3. [adj]  habitually clean; "cleanly in their persons and habitations"
 

CLEANLY is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: clean, flawlessly
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Clean"ly\, a. [Compar. {Cleanlier}; superl.
    {Cleanliest}.] [From {Clean}.]
    1. Habitually clean; pure; innocent. ``Cleanly joys.''
       --Glanvill.
    
             Some plain but cleanly country maid.  --Dryden.
    
             Displays her cleanly platter on the board.
                                                   --Goldsmith.
    
    2. Cleansing; fitted to remove moisture; dirt, etc. [Obs.]
       ``With cleanly powder dry their hair.'' --Prior.
    
    3. Adroit; skillful; dexterous; artful. [Obs.]
    
             Through his fine handling and his cleanly play.
                                                   --Spenser.
    
    
  2. \Clean"ly\, adv.
    1. In a clean manner; neatly.
    
             He was very cleanly dressed.          --Dickens.
    
    2. Innocently; without stain. --Shak.
    
    3. Adroitly; dexterously. --Middleton.
    
    
 

 

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