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Pronunciation: (chēf'lē), [key]
adv.
1. primarily; essentially: He phoned chiefly to let us know he was feeling better.
2. mainly; mostly: This dish consists chiefly of noodles.

adj.
of, pertaining to, or like a chief: his chiefly responsibilities.

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