Originally - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈrɪdʒənəli|  American pronunciation of the word originally
Brit.  |əˈrɪdʒɪn(ə)li|  British pronunciation of the word originally

adverb

- in an original manner
- with reference to the origin or beginning (syn: primitively)
- before now (syn: earlier)

Examples

That van originally belonged to us.

The building was originally a school.

They originally planned to fix their old car, but they decided to buy a new one instead.

Originally, the word had a very different meaning from its current meaning.

a New Yorker who is originally from Mexico

She has shown an ability to think originally about ways to improve the company.

He is originally German.

The bricks had originally been a deep dark red.

The author treats this subject very originally.

The family originally came from France.

The building was originally used as a prison.

We originally intended to stay for just a few days.

Originally, we had planned a tour of Scotland but we didn't go in the end.

She drives a red truck that was originally owned by her grandfather.

The renovations will cost much more than we originally supposed.

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