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English

Pronunciation

Adverb

actually (not comparable)

Positive
actually

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. In act or in fact; really; in truth; positively.
    Actually, I had nothing to do with that incident.

Usage notes

In some Romance languages a word of similar spelling means "now" or "currently"; (e.g., Spanish "actualmente", "French "actuellement"). This leads many non-native speakers of English to use "actually" when they mean "now".

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