[ mes-uh-lee ]
/ ˈmɛs ə li /
in a messy manner.
Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
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Example sentences from the Web for messily
Would he have been careful enough to destroy the odd pieces of jute you've left so messily about?Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Women have nursed the messily ill and dying, and have tended ghastly wounds during ages of time.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun