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[nawr-muh-lee] /ˈnɔr mə li/
in a normal or regular way:
The wound is healing normally.
according to rule, general custom, etc.; as a rule; ordinarily; usually.
Origin of normally
1590-1600; normal + -ly Unabridged
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Examples from the web for normally
  • Biliary atresia occurs when the bile ducts inside or outside the liver do not develop normally.
  • normally the immune system's white blood cells help protect the body from harmful substances, called antigens.
  • normally, a prescription is sent to the mail-order pharmacy or phoned in by the physician.
  • For faster coverage, space plants a bit more closely than normally recommended.
  • normally, they're pulled back to create one bright, airy room.
  • Exhibition daylilies don't normally bloom as prolifically as simpler yellow ones.
  • normally, wine tasting does not make me think of this movie.
  • They came later in the evening after two normally formed eggs.
  • If only one kidney is present, that kidney can adjust to filter as much as two kidneys would normally.
  • So relative to what you normally hear, it sounds higher.
British Dictionary definitions for normally


as a rule; usually; ordinarily
in a normal manner
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Word Origin and History for normally

1590s, "regularly," from normal + -ly (2). Meaning "under ordinary conditions" is from 1853.

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