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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 Handbook of Trade and Commerce: Or, a Concise Dictionary of the Terms ... of Trade, Etc (1840)

occupation, except that of a schoolmaster; serjeants 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, and ...

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2016)

by Jeremy Butterfield

which are used freely as emphasizers, either in relation to words or phrases (Often it wasn't actually a railway station but a special stopping place in the middle of nowhere— New ...

Google previewPerl Developer's Dictionary (2002)

by Clinton Pierce

$fourth actually winds up with the value undef ($first, $second,

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice (1900)

At Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts

Amount actually paid attorney's fee ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Louisiana (1999)

by Nancy Capace

The State actually advertised for the names of disabled Louisiana soldiers who needed support. The sale of alcoholic beverages was stopped in Allen's realm. The distillation of grain was permitted only in the State distillery, and the alcohol ...

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It's frustrating actually, the time involved in getting something released these days. My new CD has actually been finished for a year. It's only now that it's being released. (Mick Taylor)
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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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