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[fahyn-lee] /ˈfaɪn li/

in a manner; excellently; elegantly; delicately; minutely; nicely; subtly.
in particles or pieces:
finely chopped onions.
into small pieces; minutely
precisely or subtly
splendidly or delicately

early 14c., “perfectly, completely,” from fine (adj.) + -ly (1). Meaning “delicately, minutely” is from 1540s; that of “excellently” is from 1680s.


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