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really adv
1 in accordance with truth or fact or reality; "she was now truly American"; "a genuinely open society"; "they don't really listen to us" [syn: truly, genuinely]
2 in actual fact; "to be nominally but not actually independent"; "no one actually saw the shark"; "large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt" [syn: actually]
3 in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers); "in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire"; "really, you shouldn't have done it"; "a truly awful book" [syn: in truth, truly]
4 used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal; "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn" [syn: very, real, rattling]

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real, from Latin adjective realis, from noun res, thing, + adverb suffix -ly


  • /ˈɹɪəli/, /"rI@li/
  • Hyphenation: re·al·ly


  1. Actually; in fact; in reality.
    He really is a true friend.
  2. (colloquial, as an intensifier) Very (modifying an adjective); very much (modifying a verb).
    But ma, I really, really want to go to the show!


colloquial, as an intensifier


  1. Indicating surprise at, or requesting confirmation of, some new information.
    A: He won the Nobel Prize yesterday.
    B: Really?
  2. In the context of "colloquial|chiefly|US": Indicating affirmation, agreement.
    A: That girl talks about herself way too much.
    B: Really. She's a nightmare.


Extensive Definition

Really is the second album by J. J. Cale. It was released in 1972.

Track listing

All songs by J.J. Cale, except where noted.
  1. "Lies" – 2:56
  2. "Everything Will Be Alright" - 3:15
  3. "I'll Kiss The World Goodbye" - 1:47
  4. "Changes" - 2:25
  5. "Right Down Here" - 3:14
  6. "If You're Ever In Oklahoma" - 2:06
  7. "Ridin' Home" - 2:39
  8. "Going Down" (Don Nix) - 3:00
  9. "Soulin'" - 2:19
  10. "Playing In The Street" - 1:51
  11. "Mo Jo" (McKinley Morganfield) - 2:29
  12. "Louisiana Women" - 2:56


  • J.J. Cale - guitar, vocals
  • Barry Beckett - piano
  • Bill Boatman Guitar - guitar
  • David Briggs - piano
  • Kenneth A. Buttrey - drums
  • Jimmy Capps Guitar - guitar
  • Vassar Clements - violin
  • Kossie Gardner - organ
  • Mac Gayden Guitar - guitar
  • Gary Gilmore - bass guitar
  • Josh Graves - dobro
  • Roger Hawkins - drums
  • Bob Holmes - harmony vocal
  • David Hood - bass guitar
  • Bill Humble - trombone
  • Jimmy Johnson - guitar
  • Jim Karstein - drums
  • Charlie McCoy - harmonica
  • Farrell Morris - percussion, congas, drums
  • Bob Phillips - trompet
  • Norbert Putnam - bass guitar
  • Bob Ray - bass guitar
  • Norman Ray Bass - saxophone, vocals
  • Don Sheffield - trompet
  • George Soulé - drums
  • Robert Tarrant - congas
  • Bobby Woods - piano
  • Joe Zinkan - bass guitar
really in French: Really

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