[ pop-yuh-ler-lee ]
/ ˈpɒp yə lər li /


by the people as a whole; generally; widely: a fictitious story popularly accepted as true.
for popular taste; for the general masses of people: He writes popularly on many subjects.

Origin of popularly

First recorded in 1570–80; popular + -ly

Related forms

non·pop·u·larly, adverbo·ver·pop·u·lar·ly, adverbqua·si-pop·u·lar·ly, adverbsem·i·pop·u·lar·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for popularly


/ (ˈpɒpjʊləlɪ) /


by the public as a whole; generally or widely
usually; commonlyhis full name is Robert, but he is popularly known as Bob
in a popular manner

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