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Actually appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • I can't believe that "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!" is actually a butter that I can't believe is not butter.
    ("I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!" is a butter substitute produced by Becel/Flora/Promise, a subsidiary of Unilever.)
  • I'm a mother pheasant plucker,
    I pluck mother pheasants.
    I'm the most pleasant mother pheasant plucker,
    to ever pluck a mother pheasant. Actually, ...
    I'm Not the pheasant plucker,
    I'm the pheasant plucker's son.
    But I'll stay and pluck the pheasants
    Till the pheasant plucking 's done!
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Definition of the adverb actually

What does actually mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in actual fact
    • examples: to be nominally but not actually independent | no one actually saw the shark | large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt
    • synonym of actually: really
  2. used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly
    • examples: you may actually be doing the right thing by walking out | she actually spoke Latin
    • synonym of actually: in reality
  3. at the present moment
    • example: the transmission screen shows the picture that is actually on the air
  4. as a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis
    • examples: actually, we all help clear up after a meal | actually, I haven't seen the film | I'm not all that surprised actually | she hasn't proved to be too satisfactory, actually

Alternative definition of the adverb actually


  1. [context: modal] In act or in fact; really; in truth; positively.


  1. "Actually" is the second album by English pop duo Pet Shop Boys, released through Parlophone and EMI Manhattan Records in 1987. This album is also the group's third best selling album with over 4 million copies sold.
  2. "Actually" is a musical album of La Big Vic.
    • released on


"Actually" is a short film, directed by Konstantinos Fragkoulis.

  • country: Greece
  • language: Greek Language
  • released in

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Actually

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Google previewThe Judicial Dictionary of Words and Phrases Judicially Interpreted (1890)

by Frederick Stroud

The words "actually enjoyed," in s. 8, Prescription Act (2 & 8 W. 4, c. 71), are satisfied where a house exists with ordinary windows through which light and air have in fact passed, although there has been no occupation in the sense of personal ...

Google previewThe hand-book of trade and commerce; or, A concise dictionary of the terms and principles of trade [&c.]. (1840)

by Handbook

occupation, except that of a schoolmaster ; serjean ts and barristers at law, actually practising; members of the society of doctors at law, and advocates of the civil law, actually practising; attorneys, solicitors, and proctors, actually practising, ...

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A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip. (Caskie Stinnett)
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Scrabble value of A1C3T1U1A1L1L1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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