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adverb thinly pronunciation in British 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 programmes 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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