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barely meaning

EN[ˈbɛə(ɹ).li] [ˈbɛɹ.li] [-ɛə(r)li]

    Definition of barely in English Dictionary

  • AdverbSUF-ly
    1. (degree) By a small margin.
      1. (degree) Almost not at all.
        1. The plane is so far away now I can barely see it.
        2. Yes, it is barely visible.
      2. (archaic) merely.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Pierre was a master swordsman, and could parry the thrusts of lesser men with barely a thought.
          • She was so blissed out she could barely stand, but a moment of true happiness will do that.
          • I barely mentioned the band's name before he went off on one about how commercial the top forty is these days.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adverbs
          • Degree adverbs
            • Uncomparable adverbs
            • Morphemes
              • Suffixes
                • Words by suffix
                  • Words suffixed with -ly

            Other Vocabulary

            Look-Alike Words
            1. en rarely
            2. en warely
            3. en basely
            4. en yarely
            5. en barfly
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of barely for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "barely" is an adverb, more specifically, a degree adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
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            Definiteness: Level 7
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