UK [ˈklæsɪklɪ] / US adverb
1) according to the original or traditional standard for something

classically trained musicians

2) in a style based on the ancient Greek and Roman styles

the church's classically fluted pillars

3) in a beautiful simple style that will always be fashionable

a classically cut suit

4) used for saying what usually happens in a particular situation

Classically, we end up having different jobs from the ones we wanted as children.

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Classically — Clas sic*al*ly, adv. 1. In a classical manner; according to the manner of classical authors. [1913 Webster] 2. In the manner of classes; according to a regular order of classes or sets. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • classically — [[t]klæ̱sɪkli[/t]] 1) ADV: ADV ed Someone who has been classically trained in something such as art, music, or ballet has learned the traditional skills and methods of that subject. Peter is a classically trained pianist. 2) ADV: ADV adj/ ed… …   English dictionary

  • classically — adverb Date: 1772 1. in a classic or classical manner < classically exact forms of the dance > < classically trained > 2. a. in classic or traditional circumstances ; typically < classically, t …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • classically — clas|sic|ally [ klæsıkli ] adverb 1. ) in a beautiful simple style that is always fashionable: a classically cut suit 2. ) according to the original or traditional standard for something: classically trained musicians 3. ) in a style based on the …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • classically — adv. Classically is used with these adjectives: ↑beautiful, ↑educated, ↑elegant, ↑handsome, ↑inspired, ↑trained …   Collocations dictionary

  • classically — classical ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to ancient Greek or Latin literature, art, or culture. 2) (of a form of art or a language) representing an exemplary standard within a long established form. 3) (of music) of long established form or style or… …   English terms dictionary

  • classically — adverb in the manner of Greek and Roman culture (Freq. 1) this exercise develops a classically shaped body • Derived from adjective: ↑classical …   Useful english dictionary

  • classically — See classicality. * * * …   Universalium

  • classically — adverb In a classical manner …   Wiktionary

  • classically — adv. in a classical manner …   English contemporary dictionary

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