popularly

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

adverb

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.

Nearby words

  1. popular sovereignty,
  2. popular vote,
  3. popularity,
  4. popularization,
  5. popularize,
  6. populate,
  7. population,
  8. population control,
  9. population explosion,
  10. population genetics

Origin of popularly

First recorded in 1570–80; popular + -ly

Related formsnon·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

popularly

/ (ˈpɒpjʊləlɪ) /

adverb

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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