distinctly distinctly  /dɪs ˈtɪŋkt li/


  1. (adv) clear to the mind; with distinct mental discernment
  2. (adv) in a distinct and distinguishable manner
  3. (adv) to a distinct degree


  1. Watching her classmates dutifully undertake their assignment by emoting oak, willow and birch, Zhang stood rooted to the groundbut in a distinctly untreelike fashion.
  2. But the most recent venue, the distinctly nonrural borough of Manhattan, is not as incongruous as it seems.
  3. He's distinctly different from Mayor Giuliani.


  1. 'The Bling Ring' and the new American Dream

    Perspective: Sofia Coppola's film and similar movies examine an emergent new value system that is less personal, less polite and less human yet still exists within the distinctly U.S. tradition of self-invention. Forget "World War Z." The true zombie movie this summer is "The Bling Ring."        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Japanese "eye-ball licking" trend could spread disease

    Japan's distinctly bizarre trend of eyeball licking or "Oculolinctus " isn't just distinctly bizarre: it's also bad for your health, scientists have discovered.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: GlobalPost

  3. NYC’s 8 Best Bourbon Cocktails

    Bourbon is a distinctly American spirit, born in Kentucky and responsible for bringing us classic cocktails like the Mint Julep and the Manhattan. In honor of National Bourbon Day on Friday, we've rounded up the city's based cocktails made from the spirit.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CBS New York


  1. In a statement released yesterday, Mr Litvinenko wrote: "As I lie here, I can distinctly hear the beating wings of the angel of death. I may be able to give him the slip, but I have to say my legs do not run as fast as I would like."
    on Nov 24, 2006 By: Alexander Litvinenko Source: Independent

  2. Fed chairman Ben Bernanke told a US House of Representatives committee that "the economic situation has become distinctly less favourable."
    on Feb 27, 2007 By: Ben Bernanke Source: CanadianBusiness.com

  3. "While voters have a distinctly positive feeling about Barack, they don't have a great depth of knowledge about his life and history of leadership in Illinois and Washington," campaign manager David Plouffe wrote Sunday in an e-mail to...
    on Jul 1, 2007 By: David Plouffe Source: FOXNews

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