From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishevidentlyev‧i‧dent‧ly /ˈevədəntli $ -dənt-, -dent-/ ●●○AWL adverb 🔊 🔊 1OBVIOUSused to say that something is true because you can see that it is true syn clearly 🔊 She was evidently a heavy smoker. 🔊 He was evidently in pain. 🔊 She was evidently upset by what she saw.[sentence adverb] 🔊 Evidently, the builders had finished and gone home early.2OBVIOUSused to say that you have been told that something is true syn apparently 🔊 He was evidently a rude, unpleasant child.[sentence adverb] 🔊 Evidently, the local authority are planning to close the school.