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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. 4
    spoken used for admitting something

    "Did you spend much money?" "Well, yes. Quite a lot, actually."

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