[ fahyn-l-ee ]
/ ˈfaɪn l i /


at the final point or moment; in the end.
in a final manner; conclusively or decisively.
at last; eventually; after considerable delay: After three tries, he finally passed his driving test.

Origin of finally

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at final, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for finally

/ (ˈfaɪnəlɪ) /


after a long delay; at last; eventually
at the end or final point; lastly
completely; conclusively; irrevocably

sentence connector

in the end; lastlyfinally, he put his tie on
as the last or final point: linking what follows with the previous statements, as in a speech or argument
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