Actually meaning

ăkcho͝o-ə-lē
The definition of actually is something that is the truth or that is legitimate or correct.

If someone says that the sky is orange and you say "no, really, the sky is blue," this statement that the sky is blue is the one that is really or actually true.

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(modal) In act or in fact; really; in truth; positively.

Actually, I had nothing to do with that incident.

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In fact; in reality.

That tree is actually a fir, not a pine.

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Used to express wonder, surprise, or incredulity.

I actually won the lottery!

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As a matter of actual fact; really.
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Origin of actually

  • actual (“real, true, veritable”) + -ly

    From Wiktionary