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finely

[ fahyn-lee ]
/ ˈfaɪn li /
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adverb

in a fine manner; excellently; elegantly; delicately; nicely; minutely; subtly.
in fine particles or pieces: finely chopped onions.

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Origin of finely

First recorded in 1275–1325, finely is from the Middle English word fineliche; see fine1, -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for finely

finely
/ (ˈfaɪnlɪ) /

adverb

into small pieces; minutely
precisely or subtly
splendidly or delicately
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