finally vs lastly what difference

what is difference between finally and lastly

English

Etymology

From Middle English finally, fynaly, fynally, fynaliche, fynalliche, equivalent to final +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfaɪ.nəl.i/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfaɪ.nl̩.i/, /ˈfaɪn.li/
  • Homophone: finely (some US dialects)

Adverb

finally (not comparable)

  1. At the end or conclusion; ultimately.
    Synonyms: eventually, in the end; see also Thesaurus:finally
    Antonym: initially
  2. (sequence) To finish (with); lastly (in the present).
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:finally.
    Synonyms: at last, at length, endly; see also Thesaurus:lastly
  3. (manner) Definitively, comprehensively.
    Synonyms: completely, thoroughly, totally; see also Thesaurus:completely

Translations



English

Etymology

From last +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: lästʹlē, IPA(key): /ˈlɑːstli/
  • (General American) enPR: lăstʹlē, IPA(key): /ˈlæstli/
  • Hyphenation: last‧ly

Adverb

lastly (not comparable)

  1. (sequence) Used to mark the beginning of the last in a list of items or propositions.
    Firstly, that’s illegal; secondly, it has serious disadvantages; thirdly, it’s not necessary; and lastly, did I mention that it’s illegal?
  2. (discourse marker) Used to signal that the speaker is about to yield control of the conversation.

Synonyms

  • (last in order): finally, last, last of all; see also Thesaurus:lastly
  • (discourse marker): finally, to conclude, to sum up, in conclusion; ultimately, in the end, all in all, at last, last but not least

Translations

Anagrams

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