Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

reportedly

[ri-pawr-tid-lee, -pohr-] /rɪˈpɔr tɪd li, -ˈpoʊr-/
adverb
1.
according to report or rumor:
Reportedly, he is a billionaire.
Origin of reportedly
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; report + -ed2 + -ly
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for reportedly
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • He reportedly passed on my request to captain of police, Captain Fritz.

    Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Drastic measures were reportedly taken in cases where the clergy opposed the government order.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • The government had reportedly asked the French to install a television network at the end of 1969.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • Nearly four hundred English, living in exposed areas of the colony, reportedly lost their lives in the massacre.

  • She saw the one whose father had reportedly been pushed under a bus by his mother, and he grimaced at her.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for reportedly

reportedly

/rɪˈpɔːtɪdlɪ/
adverb
1.
according to rumour or report: he is reportedly living in Australia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for reportedly

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for reportedly

16
17
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for reportedly