1. mainly

adverb. ['ˈmeɪnli'] for the most part.


  • in the main
  • chiefly
  • primarily


  • secondarily


  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • main (English)
  • main (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Mainly

  • humanely
  • ungainly
  • plainly
  • vainly
  • rainley
  • hainley
  • ainley

How do you spell mainly? Is it mainley ?

A common misspelling of mainly is mainley

Sentences with mainly

1. Adverb
This is mainly because ear buds are partially inserted into the ear.

Quotes about mainly

1. I'm involved in quite a few ministries as a bridge builder, trying to match generous givers and donors to other ministries. Based on my past, I'm also involved in mainly the prison ministry. I go to jails and prisons and share my story, trying to give them some hope.
- Lex Luger

2. Your success depends mainly upon what you think of yourself and whether you believe in yourself.
- William J. H. Boetcker

3. Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.
- Martin Luther King Jr.