Definition of matter-of-factly in English:

matter-of-factly

adverb

  • In an unemotional and practical manner.

    ‘he took the news calmly and matter-of-factly’
    • ‘What we are in danger of, he says matter-of-factly, is a self-inflicted wound, a self-inflicted extinction.’
    • ‘"She won't talk to you," Kay told him matter-of-factly.’
    • ‘She appears conservatively dressed and begins her taped monologue by saying matter-of-factly, "I'm black."’
    • ‘On the outside, the factory materials that make up the buildings are shown matter-of-factly, not with pride or shame.’
    • ‘The song's protagonist matter-of-factly dissects his breakup with his girlfriend.’
    • ‘Critics seemed to like this approach of matter-of-factly meeting their ends with dignity.’
    • ‘His mouth dropped open as I matter-of-factly logged into a privileged account.’
    • ‘The straight, one-armed lifts which are a highlight of this first scene were performed almost matter-of-factly with no obvious panache.’
    • ‘She is wise in presenting the story as matter-of-factly as she does.’
    • ‘Events that would occasion great dramatic fanfare in a conventional story occur matter-of-factly, often stimulating zero effect in the people they happen to.’

Pronunciation

matter-of-factly

/ˌmædərə(v)ˈfæktli//ˌmadərə(v)ˈfaktlē/