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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klurk-lee; British klahrk-lee]
    • /ˈklɜrk li; British ˈklɑrk li/
    • /ˈklɑː.klɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klurk-lee; British klahrk-lee]
    • /ˈklɜrk li; British ˈklɑrk li/

Definitions of clerkly word

  • adjective clerkly of or like a clerk 3
  • adjective clerkly learned 3
  • adverb clerkly in the manner of a clerk 3
  • adjective clerkly scholarly 3
  • adverb clerkly in a clerkly manner 3
  • adjective clerkly of, relating to, or characteristic of a clerk. 1

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Origin of clerkly

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
First recorded in 1400-50, clerkly is from the late Middle English word clerkli. See clerk, -ly

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Parts of speech for Clerkly


clerkly popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 63% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

clerkly usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for clerkly

adj clerkly

  • accounting — Accounting is the activity of keeping detailed records of the amounts of money a business or person receives and spends.
  • bookkeeping — Bookkeeping is the job or activity of keeping an accurate record of the money that is spent and received by a business or other organization.
  • office — Microsoft Office
  • subordinate — placed in or belonging to a lower order or rank.
  • written — a past participle of write.

adjective clerkly

  • clerkish — Like or resembling a clerk.

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