View synonyms for normally


[ nawr-muh-lee ]


  1. in a normal or regular way:

    The wound is healing normally.

  2. according to rule, general custom, etc.; as a rule; ordinarily; usually.


/ ˈnɔːməlɪ /


  1. as a rule; usually; ordinarily
  2. in a normal manner
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Word History and Origins

Origin of normally1

First recorded in 1590–1600; normal + -ly
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Example Sentences

What would normally take years to set up is being compressed into less than a year, leaving engineers to adapt manufacturing processes on the fly.

From Axios

Say, if you can’t have the windows fully open because the air is too chilly, spread your guests out more than you normally would.

His startup sits where the sand normally gets squeezed, and essentially provides an avenue not just to expand that opening but theoretically organise the sand to run through it in a more orderly way.

Teams normally spend the week leading up to the Super Bowl in the city in which the game is to be played.

That normally would give this rowdy city a peerless cause for teeming streets.

Normally, 434 members (minus Michael Grimm who resigned) would vote for Speaker.

Yes, cops are under stress and tension (though their jobs are far less dangerous than normally supposed).

Normally at high latitude you feel really unwell, but I drank it and felt rejuvenated.

But as one Jordanian intelligence source told The Daily Beast, “we know ISIS and we know that for it women do not normally count.”

The drama transfixed the normally calm Sydney, known for its laid-back vibe and relaxed population.

Normally, coagulation takes place in two to eight minutes after the blood leaves the vessels.

Normally, erythroblasts are present only in the blood of the fetus and of very young infants.

Extracellular iodin-staining granules, which are present normally, are more numerous in iodophilia.

On the other hand, except in children, where the percentage is normally low, pus is uncommon with less than 80 per cent.

Normally, the cytoplasm of leukocytes stains pale yellow with iodin.


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