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adverb actually pronunciation in American English /ˈæktʃuəli/
  1. 1
    used for emphasizing what is really true or what really happened
    I need to talk to the person who actually made the application.
    We’ve spoken on the phone but we’ve never actually met.
    There’s a big difference between saying you’ll do something and actually doing it.
  2. 2
    used for emphasizing that something is surprising
    It looks as if Tony is actually doing some work.
    Some patients actually got worse after receiving the treatment.
  3. 3
    spoken used when correcting what someone has said or thinks, or what you yourself have said
    He’s actually very helpful.
    I don’t think they’d let us, actually.
    It was yesterday, no actually it was Monday morning.
  4. 4
    spoken used for admitting something
    “Did you spend much money?” “Well, yes. Quite a lot, actually.”

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