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English

Etymology

clean + -ly

Pronunciation

  • Adjective:
    • (US) IPA: /ˈklɛnli/
  • Adverb:
    • (US) IPA: /ˈkliːnli/

Adjective

cleanly

  1. being habitually clean, practising good hygiene
    • 1653: Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler - I'll now lead you to an honest ale-house, where we shall find a cleanly room, lavender in the windows, and twenty ballads stuck about the wall.

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Adverb

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Positive
cleanly

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  1. in a clean way
    Despite travelling for the last week, she was cleanly dressed.
  2. not causing a mess or unnecessary damage
    We agreed to break off our relationship cleanly.
    Fortunately, the bullet passed cleanly through your shoulder.

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