Definition of apparently in US English:

apparently

adverb

  • sentence adverb As far as one knows or can see.

    ‘the child nodded, apparently content with the promise’
    • ‘It is a good thing, apparently, that people have an understanding of their rights.’
    • ‘Her outsize veneers were so unattractive that they apparently drove away her husband.’
    • ‘The anonymous buyer apparently then consumed the contents of the bottle in one sitting.’
    • ‘One apparently killed the other before turning the gun on himself, or that's how it seems.’
    • ‘A knowledge of culture or a desire to learn about it was apparently not part of the job description.’
    • ‘The less convincing evidence of the first expert had apparently been forgotten.’
    • ‘Audiences were in single figures until the final week, when apparently he improved a bit.’
    • ‘We are all living longer and healthier lives - so why are so many of us apparently too sick to work?’
    • ‘His new apparently softer line may reflect a deal with ministers in the puppet regime.’
    • ‘I always thought Lobsters were red but apparently they only go that colour when you boil them.’
    • ‘The assailants apparently fled after firing on several homes in the settlement.’
    • ‘So I dug around and came across this rather neat summary of the story and apparently it is still there!’
    • ‘At some point during the above, she also apparently picked up the habit of talking in third person.’
    • ‘Now, apparently, trying to separate a cow from some other cows is very difficult.’
    • ‘Henry was speaking of what he knew as wild, and apparently it was still there.’
    • ‘Personally I wanted to stay in and write my blog, but apparently that wasn't an option.’
    • ‘The fans, stewards and coaching staff apparently played their part to the full, too.’
    • ‘This is no longer the case, and apparently has never been, according to the woman herself.’
    • ‘They travel well, apparently, so like the Scots, you will find them all over the world.’
    • ‘There is apparently no common theme to the show, and each of the artists is able to shine as an individual.’
    seemingly, evidently, it seems, it seems that, it would seem, it would seem that, it appears, it appears that, it would appear, it would appear that, as far as one knows, by all accounts, so it seems
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Pronunciation

apparently

/əˈpɛrəntli//əˈperəntlē/