[sek-uh nd-lee]


in the second place; second.

Origin of secondly

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at second1, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for secondly

second, also, besides, further, furthermore, including, next

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another word for second, usually used to precede the second item in a list of topics
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Word Origin and History for secondly

late 14c., from second (adj.) + -ly (2).

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