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clean·ly

 (klēn′lē)
adv.
In a clean manner.
adj. (klĕn′lē) clean·li·er, clean·li·est
Habitually and carefully neat and clean.

clean′li·ness (klĕn′lē-nĭs) n.

cleanly

adv
1. in a fair manner
2. easily or smoothly: the screw went into the wood cleanly.
adj, -lier or -liest
habitually clean or neat
cleanlily adv
cleanliness n

clean•ly

(adj. ˈklɛn li; adv. ˈklin-)

adj. -li•er, -li•est,
adv. adj.
1. personally neat.
2. habitually kept clean.
3. Obs. cleansing; making clean.
adv.
4. in a clean manner.
[before 900]
clean•li•ness (ˈklɛn li nɪs) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cleanly - habitually clean; "cleanly in their persons and habitations"
clean - free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals"
Adv.1.cleanly - in an adroit manner; "he bounced it cleanly off the wall"
2.cleanly - in a manner that minimizes dirt and pollution; "the motor burns cleanly"
3.cleanly - without difficulty or distortion; "she played the piano accompaniment cleanly"

cleanly

adjective
Free from dirt, stain, or impurities:
adverb
In a fair, sporting manner:
Translations
بِصورَةٍ نَظيفَهبِنَظافَه، على نَحْوٍ نَظيف
čestnýcudnýhladce
heltligerenlig
hreinlega, snyrtilegahreinlegur
kolaycarahatçatemiztemizliğe meraklı

cleanly

1 [ˈkliːnlɪ] ADV
1. (= without polluting) [burn, operate] → de forma limpia, sin contaminar
2. (= neatly) [cut, break] → limpiamente; [hit, catch] → con habilidad, con destreza
3. (= fairly) [play, fight] → limpiamente

cleanly

2 [ˈklenlɪ] ADJ [person, animal] → limpio, aseado

cleanly

[ˈkliːnli] adv
[cut] → de façon nette
[hit, strike] → avec précisionclean-out [ˈkliːnaʊt] nnettoyage m à fond

cleanly

1
advsauber; the bone broke cleanlyes war ein glatter Knochenbruch

cleanly

2
adj (+er)sauber; personreinlich

cleanly

[ˈkliːnlɪ] advin modo netto

clean

(kliːn) adjective
1. free from dirt, smoke etc. a clean window; a clean dress.
2. neat and tidy in one's habits. Cats are very clean animals.
3. unused. a clean sheet of paper.
4. free from evil or indecency. a clean life; keep your language clean!
5. neat and even. a clean cut.
adverb
completely. He got clean away.
verb
to (cause to) become free from dirt etc. Will you clean the windows?
ˈcleaner noun
ˈcleanly adverb
The knife cut cleanly through the cheese.
cleanly (ˈklenli) adjective
clean in personal habits.
ˈcleanliness (ˈklen-) noun
clean up
to clean (a place) thoroughly. She cleaned (the room) up after they went home.
a clean bill of health
a certificate saying that a person, the crew of ship etc is entirely healthy (especially after being ill). I've been off work but I've got a clean bill of health now.
a clean slate
a fresh start. After being in prison he started his new job with a clean slate.
come clean
to tell the truth about something, often about something about which one has previously lied.
make a clean sweep
to get rid of everything unnecessary or unwanted. The new manager made a clean sweep of all the lazy people in the department.
References in classic literature ?
A few stray white bread crumbs lay on the cleanly washed floor by the table; putting the lamp upon a low stool he began to pick up the crumbs, carrying them to his mouth one by one with unbe- lievable rapidity.
It was like dragging a hideous shape of death into the cleanly and cheerful space before a household fire, where it would present all the uglier aspect, amid the decorousness of everything about it.
Lucretia had told me I must get all the dead skin off my feet and knees before I could go to Balti- more; for the people in Baltimore were very cleanly, and would laugh at me if I looked dirty.
Magdalen was no judge of the admirable correctness with which the accounts inside were all kept; but she could estimate the neatness of the handwriting, the regularity in the rows of figures, the mathematical exactness of the ruled lines in red and black ink, the cleanly absence of blots, stains, or erasures.
He was very cleanly dressed, in a blue coat, striped waistcoat, and nankeen trousers; and his fine frilled shirt and cambric neckcloth looked unusually soft and white, reminding my strolling fancy (I call to mind) of the plumage on the breast of a swan.
The sign was newly painted; the windows had neat red curtains; the floor was cleanly sanded.
This had its effect; for he led me back into the house, and ordered a mare-servant to open a room, where a good store of milk lay in earthen and wooden vessels, after a very orderly and cleanly manner.
Julius Caesar, the boldest, wisest, and bravest of captains, was charged with being ambitious, and not particularly cleanly in his dress, or pure in his morals.
Without, the houses were all cleanly roofed with snow; the garden walls were coped with it a foot in height; the greens lay glittering.
It seemed to me rather a pretty little creature; and as Montgomery stated that it never destroyed the turf by burrowing, and was very cleanly in its habits, I should imagine it might prove a convenient substitute for the common rabbit in gentlemen's parks.
Well, I set to work upon the copying, and executed it cleanly and well, except for the fact that, whether the devil confused my mind, or a mysterious fate so ordained, or the occurrence was simply bound to happen, I left out a whole line of the document, and thus made nonsense of it
They received the hunters in the most friendly manner; invited them to their lodges, which were more cleanly than Indian lodges are prone to be, and set food before them with true uncivilized hospitality.