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adverb easily pronunciation in American English /ˈizəli/
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  1. 1
    without difficulty or effort
    I could easily manage without a car.
    You could easily get there in a day.
    To her surprise the key turned easily in the lock.
    I don’t think she’s easily impressed.
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  2. 2
    used for saying that something is likely to happen or be true
    The situation could easily get worse.
  3. 3
    This is easily his best album in years.
  4. 4
    more quickly or more often than is usual or normal
    Some babies cry more easily than others.
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  5. 5
    in a confident and relaxed way
    He moved easily between traditional and modern jazz.
    Sam and Luke had met before and chatted easily.


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