UK [dɪˈstɪŋk(t)lɪ] / US adverb
1) in a way that is clear to your senses
distinctly hear/see/smell etc:

He distinctly heard something move across the room.

a) in a definite and clear way
distinctly remember someone/something:

I distinctly remember him putting the money in his pocket.

b) carefully, so that what you say is easy to hear and understand
speak distinctly:

When she spoke again it was slowly and distinctly.

2) extremely

Lucy felt distinctly uncomfortable.

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