Definition of neatly in English:

neatly

adverb

  • In a neat way.

    ‘neatly folded shirts’
    ‘she neatly sidestepped the question’
    • ‘Open one of her cupboards and you would find tins of food all neatly stacked.’
    • ‘No row could more neatly illustrate the deep divisions between Britain's art lovers.’
    • ‘Gender selection neatly shows exactly what is at stake in human genetic engineering.’
    • ‘All of this came neatly together in the rituals the Victorians developed for Christmas.’
    • ‘This tension is real; pain does not fall neatly on to either side of the Cartesian divide.’
    • ‘Perhaps he should enjoy his neatly trimmed garden during the week while others are working.’
    • ‘The picture shows a woman with neatly coiffed hair in a smart modern outfit.’
    • ‘Well as someone who doesn't fit neatly into any of their categories, I am disgusted.’
    • ‘A few blocks away, corner markets still had fruit neatly stacked in pyramids out front.’
    • ‘So I took the four cracker tubes out of the tin and stacked them neatly in the cupboard.’
    tidily, smartly, sprucely
    cleverly, aptly, nicely, elegantly, well
    skilfully, deftly, adroitly, adeptly, expertly, precisely, nimbly, agilely, gracefully, effortlessly
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Pronunciation

neatly

/ˈniːtli/