[ lej-uhn-der-ee ]
/ ˈlɛdʒ ənˌdɛr i /
noun, plural leg·end·ar·ies.
a collection of legends.
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Origin of legendary
leg·end·ar·i·ly, adverbpre·leg·end·ar·y, adjectivepseu·do·leg·end·ar·y, adjectivequa·si-leg·end·ar·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for legendarily
/ (ˈlɛdʒəndərɪ, -drɪ) /
of or relating to legend
celebrated or described in a legend or legends
very famous or notorious
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Word Origin and History for legendarily
mid-16c., from Medieval Latin legendarius, from legenda (see legend). Earlier it was a noun meaning "a collection of legends" (1510s).
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