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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ALTERNATIVE FORMS
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English - Alternative Forms

* litterally (obsolete)

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

_literal_ +‎ _-ly_

literal +‎ -ly

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): [ˈlɪt͡ʃɹəli] * (US) IPA(key): [ˈlɪɾɚ(ɹ)əli]

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɪt͡ʃɹəli]
  • (US) IPA(key): [ˈlɪɾɚ(ɹ)əli]

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ADVERB
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English - Adverb

LITERALLY (_not comparable_) * (speech act) word for word; not figuratively; not as an idiom or metaphor When I saw on the news that there would be no school tomorrow because of the snowstorm, I literally jumped for joy, and hit my head on the ceiling fan. * (degree, proscribed) _used non-literally as an intensifier for figurative statements_: virtually (often considered incorrect; see usage notes) * 1827, Sir Walter Scott, _Chronicles of the Canongate_ The house was LITERALLY electrified; and it was only from witnessing the effects of her genius that he could guess to what a pitch theatrical excellence could be carried. * 1993, Wayne W. Dyer, _Real Magic_, page 193: You LITERALLY become the ball in a tennis match, you become the report that you are working on […] * 2009, 500 Days of Summer: - She took a giant shit on my face. Literally. - Literally? - Well, no, not _literally_. That's disgusting. What's wrong with you? * (colloquial) _Used as a generic downtoner_: just, merely. _You LITERALLY put it in the microwave for five minutes and it's done._ USAGE NOTES "Literally" is the opposite of "figuratively", so many authorities object to the use of _literally_ as an intensifier for figurative statements. For example "you literally become the ball", by the primary sense, would mean actually transforming into a spherical object, but the speaker is using _literally_ as an intensifier. However, this type of usage is common in informal speech ("she was literally in floods of tears") and has a history of use in written English going back to at least 1827. QUOTATIONS * For usage examples of this term, see the citations page. SYNONYMS * (not metaphorically): actually, really * (as an intensifier): virtually ANTONYMS * (not metaphorically): figuratively, metaphorically, virtually TRANSLATIONS

literally (not comparable)

  1. (speech act) word for word; not figuratively; not as an idiom or metaphor
    When I saw on the news that there would be no school tomorrow because of the snowstorm, I literally jumped for joy, and hit my head on the ceiling fan.
  2. (degree, proscribed) used non-literally as an intensifier for figurative statements: virtually (often considered incorrect; see usage notes)
  3. (colloquial) Used as a generic downtoner: just, merely.
    You literally put it in the microwave for five minutes and it's done.

Usage notes

"Literally" is the opposite of "figuratively", so many authorities object to the use of literally as an intensifier for figurative statements. For example "you literally become the ball", by the primary sense, would mean actually transforming into a spherical object, but the speaker is using literally as an intensifier. However, this type of usage is common in informal speech ("she was literally in floods of tears") and has a history of use in written English going back to at least 1827.

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