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adverb thinly pronunciation in American English /ˈθɪnli/
  1. 1
    in a thin layer or piece
    Spread the melted chocolate thinly over the cake.
    thinly sliced tomatoes
  2. 2
    with only a few people or things that are far apart from each other
    thinly spread/scattered/sown: Quality programs are spread very thinly throughout the schedules.
    thinly populated: The area remains thinly populated even today.
  3. 3
    in a way that makes it easy to recognize what the true situation really is
    thinly disguised/veiled/concealed: a thinly veiled criticism of the president



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