- in a clean manner.
Origin of cleanly
Examples from the Web for cleanly
One day, he took a monk with a cleanly shaven head and had him walk around a light bulb to demonstrate this theory.From Fashion Player to Photographer Monk
December 3, 2014
But, in the end, it seems the two were unable to break as cleanly as they had hoped.Inside the Harry and Cressie Make Up: Britain’s Favorite Royal Is In Love
October 3, 2014
His hair is cleanly parted to the side, like a high-school yearbook photo.Brandon Wade: The Man Behind ‘Sugar Daddy’ Websites Miss Travel and Seeking Arrangement
May 10, 2012
She had this extraordinary ability to be deeply involved and cleanly detached.The Years of Magical Writing
November 2, 2011
Unlike the novel, it never bogs down in ideological sludge and moves swiftly and cleanly from scene to scene.Braving the Atlas Shrugged Crowd
April 17, 2011
He took pride in his dress and was as cleanly as an Englishman.
"Elves" they were called, and they were thought of as a cleanly and kindly race.History of Religion
Don't stick anything in the nose; and nose picking is not cleanly.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
They are docile, cleanly, quick-witted, and respectful to humbleness.
That convenient, cleanly cover-all, wot's called the Crinerline!
- in a fair manner
- easily or smoothlythe screw went into the wood cleanly
- habitually clean or neat
Word Origin and History for cleanly
Old English clænlic "morally pure, innocent," from clæne (see clean (adj.)). Of persons, "habitually clean," from c.1500.