busily

[ biz-uh-lee ]
/ ˈbɪz ə li /

adverb

in a busy manner; actively.

Origin of busily

First recorded in 1175–1225, busily is from the Middle English word bisiliche. See busy, -ly

Related forms

non·bus·i·ly, adverbo·ver·bus·i·ly, adverbsu·per·bus·i·ly, adverbun·bus·i·ly, adverb
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busily

/ (ˈbɪzɪlɪ) /

adverb

in a busy manner; industriously

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