1. adverb [ADV -ed] Someone who has been classically trained in something such as art, music, or ballet has learned the traditional skills and methods of that subject. ⇒ Peter is a classically-trained pianist. 2. adverb [ADV adj/-ed] Classically is used to indicate that something is based on or reminds people of the culture of ancient Greece and Rome. ⇒ ...the classically-inspired church of S. Francesco. 3. adverb [ADV adj/-ed] Something that is classically designed is traditional, and beautiful in a simple way. ⇒ ...five classically shaped vases. ⇒ Older women look best in classically elegant styles. 4. adverb [ADV with cl, ADV with v] You use classically to indicate that you are saying what usually happens in the case of a particular type of thing. typically ⇒ Classically, overweight people underestimate the volume of food that they consume.
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