[ US /ˈfaɪnɫi/ ]
[ UK /fˈa‍ɪnli/ ]
  1. in a delicate manner
    her fine drawn body
    finely shaped features
  2. in an elegant manner
    finely costumed actors
  3. in tiny pieces
    the surfaces were finely granular
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How To Use finely In A Sentence

  • Pile mayo on to the egg and sprinkle with some finely chopped parsley. The Sun
  • The micro-mini white cover-up she had donned over her bathing suit was removed without circumstance, revealing a shimmering gold maillot that dipped very low in back and was accented by sheer finely-woven gold mesh across the waistline in front. Who Said It Would Be Easy
  • It may seem a paradox that the same colour should be at once so durable and so fugitive, but we may briefly explain it by saying _when vitreous pigments are reduced to that extreme state of division which the palette requires, they lose the properties they possess in a less finely divided state_. Field's Chromatography or Treatise on Colours and Pigments as Used by Artists
  • Drain well and chop finely in a food processor or with a knife.
  • The finely detailed, louvred, inclined plane presenting an alternative to the typical suburban facades. NSW Architecture Awards Announced: Gorgeous Oz-chitecture | Inhabitat
  • Chop the ingredients finely and mix them together.
  • Serves 2-4, depending on hunger4 raw, unshelled tiger prawns90ml olive oil3 cloves garlic, finely chopped500ml good-quality fish stock150g sustainable monkfish, cut into chunks1 onion, finely diced1 tsp smoked paprika200g chopped tomatoes50ml dry white winePinch of saffron soaked in 1 tbsp hot water200g Calasparra or other short-grain rice150g baby squid, cut into rings150g broad beans150g mussels, scrubbedHandful of flat-leaf parsley to garnish½ lemon, cut into wedges 1. Shell the prawns and put the flesh aside. How to cook the perfect paella
  • For extra spice add one finely chopped chilli in with the spices. The Sun
  • When Kwan shocked Hong Kong by coming out, he was already established as one of the city's best filmmakers, esteemed for his finely tuned aesthetics and perfectly realized tragic heroines.
  • Peel, core and finely chop the apricots and mix well with the cheese mixture.
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