- (America) IPA: /ˈfaɪnli/
finely (comparative finelier, superlative fineliest)
- So as to produce a fine texture.
- Grind the meat finely.
- In a fine, handsome or attractive way; very well.
- 1749, [John Cleland], “(Please specify the letter or volume)”, in Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure [Fanny Hill], London: Printed [by Thomas Parker] for G. Fenton [i.e., Fenton and Ralph Griffiths] […], OCLC 731622352 ↗:
- This girl could not be above eighteen: her face regular and sweet-featur'd, her shape exquisite; nor could I help envying her two ripe enchanting breasts, finely plump'd out in flesh
- 2018, William Gershom Collingwood, The Book of Coniston (page 8)
- Looking back, Yewdale Crag stands finely over the waterhead; Brantwood is opposite.
- Russian: ме́лко