[sig-nl-ee, -nl-lee]


conspicuously; notably.

Origin of signally

First recorded in 1635–45; signal + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for signally

Historical Examples of signally

  • The story will signally fail of its purpose if it does not carry its own moral with it.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • The cup of their iniquity was full; or they had not fallen so signally, thus.


    Scian Dubh

  • And the Judge failed to appear, failed just as signally as had Old Jerry.

  • Signally discouraged, she experienced a momentary desire to cry with them.

  • Those only were selected who had been most signally implicated.

British Dictionary definitions for signally



conspicuously or especially
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