Definition of distinctly in English:

distinctly

adverb

  • 1In a way that is readily distinguishable by the senses; clearly.

    ‘reading each word slowly and distinctly’
    • ‘Desiree clomped distinctly up the stairs, like a proud pony.’
    • ‘We can also see distinctly where many of the smaller tributaries unite with it.’
    • ‘I remember quite distinctly the moment that the radical intelligentsia fell out of love with nationalism.’
    • ‘Believe me, the pain is greater when you distinctly remember such things.’
    • ‘Balbir's food is prepared with evident care and has a distinctly homemade quality.’
    • ‘They range in colour from honey orange to smoky blue and are distinctly spotted on the back and belly.’
    • ‘No one art unites strong sensuous and intellectual impressions more distinctly than architecture.’
    • ‘These are patterns I interpret as distinctly negative in nature and in probable outcome.’
    • ‘The voice spoke firmly and distinctly and it belonged to one of the most wanted men in the world.’
    • ‘Uzbek army personnel say the atmosphere on the base has changed distinctly in the last week or so.’
    • ‘The vampire's eyes take on a distinctly insectoid appearance, bulging and segmented.’
    • ‘His words were spoken quietly and distinctly, but they shook me like thunder.’
    • ‘A terrific naturalizer, its leaves are distinctly blue-green to beautifully set-off the flowers.’
    • ‘You will notice that the HTML document is split distinctly into two parts, the head and the body.’
    • ‘Each type of plane is also distinctly colored so that the bombers are all bright yellow.’
    • ‘Elizabeth had distinctly felt this young woman's gentle touch.’
    1. 1.1as submodifier (used for emphasis) in a way that is very noticeable or apparent; decidedly.
      ‘two distinctly different cultures’
      ‘he looked distinctly uncomfortable’
      • ‘The film taken at face value leaves a distinctly bad taste in the mouth.’
      • ‘The proportion of pairs breeding per month had a distinctly bimodal pattern.’
      • ‘His handle designs are also distinctly different from common fare.’
      • ‘The island has a distinctly West Indian atmosphere in contrast to Mauritius.’
      • ‘There was a distinctly odd proportion of pictures of herself.’
      • ‘He was distinctly less forthcoming about domestic problems in Iran.’
      • ‘To pursue their distinctly religious objectives, both men had to follow a moderate line.’
      • ‘By almost any measure, it is distinctly worse.’
      • ‘Down the other end of the spectrum, however, things get distinctly seedy.’
      • ‘The two CDs do offer distinctly different approaches to the task of delivering that sunny day feeling, however.’
      • ‘It also created a distinctly meditative aura, giving the water tower a chapel-like peacefulness.’
      • ‘Playwright and production are striving for something uncommon: a distinctly earthy play of ideas.’
      • ‘The language may be spartan, but the spirit is distinctly romantic.’
      • ‘Overall, I didn't rush it too much, and I felt distinctly confident on the stage.’
      • ‘She looked distinctly nervous and sat down on the very edge of the chair he offered her.’
      • ‘Functionally, these proteins are distinctly different.’
      • ‘Inevitably, there are many that are distinctly uncomfortable, old and draughty.’
      • ‘Sarah sounds distinctly relieved.’
      • ‘I might be distinctly uncool, but I think I'd rather accept it and grow old at a pace I can keep up with.’
      • ‘There are dozens of distinctly different Christian sects, each of which says that it is the REAL Christian church.’
      decidedly, markedly, definitely, emphatically
      clearly, plainly, intelligibly, audibly, unambiguously, loud and clear, with clarity, precisely
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Pronunciation

distinctly

/dɪˈstɪŋ(k)tli/