properly speaking

properly speaking
adverb
in actual fact (Freq. 1)
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properly speaking, they are not husband and wife

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properly speaking phrase
really, or correctly

It’s not a novel, properly speaking, but a fictionalized biography.

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Main entry: properly

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  • properly */*/*/ — UK [ˈprɒpə(r)lɪ] / US [ˈprɑpərlɪ] adverb 1) in a manner that is suitable for the purpose or situation You re not properly dressed for this weather. He was never properly trained, so you can t really blame him if he can t do the job. 2) in a way… …   English dictionary

  • properly — adv. 1 fittingly; suitably (do it properly). 2 accurately; correctly (properly speaking). 3 rightly (he very properly refused). 4 with decency; respectably (behave properly). 5 colloq. thoroughly (they were properly ashamed) …   Useful english dictionary

  • strictly speaking — adverb in actual fact (Freq. 2) properly speaking, they are not husband and wife • Syn: ↑properly speaking, ↑to be precise * * * ˈstrictly speaking idiom if you are using words or rules in their exact or correct sense • …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Choir —    Properly speaking the word choir is an architectural term used only of Cathedrals and is that part of the building which in parish churches is called the chancel. It is usually separated from the cathedral nave by a screen. The term is also… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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