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Meaning & Definition of Actually in English

English

Actually

/ækʧuəli/

adverb

1. In actual fact

  • "To be nominally but not actually independent"
  • "No one actually saw the shark"
  • "Large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt"
    synonym:
  • actually
  • ,
  • really

2. Used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated

  • Surprisingly
  • "You may actually be doing the right thing by walking out"
  • "She actually spoke latin"
  • "They thought they made the rules but in reality they were only puppets"
  • "People who seem stand-offish are in reality often simply nervous"
    synonym:
  • actually
  • ,
  • in reality

3. At the present moment

  • "The transmission screen shows the picture that is actually on the air"
    synonym:
  • actually

4. As a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis

  • "Actually, we all help clear up after a meal"
  • "Actually, i haven't seen the film"
  • "I'm not all that surprised actually"
  • "She hasn't proved to be too satisfactory, actually"
    synonym:
  • actually

Examples of using

Some characters actually existed.
In German, "Mädchen" actually takes a neutral article, like most nouns that end in "chen".
Tom and Mary told everybody that they'd gotten divorced, but they're actually still married.