finely
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈfaɪnli/
Adverb

finely (comparative finelier, superlative fineliest)

  1. So as to produce a fine texture.
    Grind the meat finely.
  2. 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.
Translations
  • Russian: ме́лко



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