in a visual manner; with respect to sight; by sight.

Origin of visually

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at visual, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for visually

visibly, perceptibly, plainly, strikingly, prominently, vividly

Examples from the Web for visually

Contemporary Examples of visually

Historical Examples of visually

  • And behind them our sun blazed, visually the largest orb in the heavens.

  • He remembered all this visually, and it was not exactly pleasurable.

    Within the Tides

    Joseph Conrad

  • But his perception of either of them visually was but vague; he had come to hear and not to see.


    E. F. Benson

  • Then, as to foibles, the greatest of men are not visually symmetrical.


    Samuel Smiles

  • As part of the Huntley complex, it is still a visually important building.


    Tony P. Wrenn

Word Origin and History for visually

mid-15c., from visual + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper