formally Definition

  • 1in a formal manner; officially
  • 2in accordance with the rules of convention or etiquette

Using formally: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "formally" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The president was formally inaugurated on January 20th.

  • Example

    She was formally introduced to the queen at the reception.

  • Example

    The company has a dress code for all employees to dress formally during business hours.

formally Synonyms and Antonyms

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Summary: formally in Brief

'Formally' [ˈfɔːməli] is an adverb that describes actions done in an official or conventional manner. It can refer to events such as inaugurations, introductions, and dress codes, as in 'The president was formally inaugurated on January 20th.' 'Formally' is often used in contrast to informal or casual behavior.

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