Definition of reportedly in English:

reportedly

adverb

  • sentence adverb According to what some say (used to express the speaker's belief that the information given is not necessarily true)

    ‘he was in El Salvador, reportedly on his way to Texas’
    • ‘She was reportedly a tough character, bitterly acerbic and tragically alcoholic.’
    • ‘I should say that Morris died one week after getting to see the completed film late last year, and he reportedly loved it.’
    • ‘The hedge was reportedly longer than the Great Wall of China!’
    • ‘Harold rebuffed her, but reportedly told some close friends of his ‘very tiresome half sister’.’
    • ‘After filming was complete, Jamal reportedly made use of his unexpired visa to return to London and apply for asylum in real life.’
    • ‘Some women reportedly were so scared that they went into labour, and rumors circulated later that a few teenagers had committed suicide.’
    • ‘In fact, her appointment reportedly made her the highest-ranking woman in Chicago business.’
    • ‘One of their biggest successes is Buy Nothing Day, a global boycott that has reportedly had an impact on 60 countries worldwide.’
    • ‘Elektra's martial arts mentor Stick will reportedly play a central role in the film which will see Elektra battling the ninja clan known as The Hand.’
    • ‘He later moved to the US, where he reportedly received flight training in Florida with his cousin Mohammed Atta.’
    • ‘Kalla was reportedly fired for alleged corruption and nepotism related in part to the power project.’
    • ‘It is reportedly inspired by true events and is described as ‘graphic and deeply disturbing’.’
    • ‘The reason for transferring centrifuge designs to Iran reportedly between 1987 and 1991 was probably money.’
    • ‘Wahid reportedly replied he will ask Indonesia's finance minister and the tariff bureau chief to investigate the problem.’
    • ‘And he reportedly replied that religion is the way we conduct ourselves towards others.’
    • ‘The offer was reportedly renewed during President Vladimir Putin's visit to India in December 2002.’
    • ‘Africa, reportedly, has only 14 million phone lines - significantly less than most large cities in the West.’
    • ‘Zantzinger reportedly now lives on a farm in neighbouring St Mary's County.’
    • ‘Rogers' death near Cullaville, South Armagh was reportedly connected with a row in the border village involving ten men.’
    • ‘It has reportedly agreed to the merger of the two plans, and increased the size of its Phnom Penh office, so the process can be overseen in Cambodia.’
    supposedly, seemingly, apparently, allegedly, reportedly, professedly, ostensibly, on the face of it, to all appearances, on the surface, to all intents and purposes, outwardly, superficially, purportedly, nominally, by its own account, by one's own account, on paper
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Pronunciation

reportedly

/rɪˈpɔːtɪdli/