Learner's definition of ACTUALLY
— used to refer to what is true or real
I don't know what actually [=really] happened.
After all these months, it's hard to believe that we're actually [=really, truly] finished.
— used to stress that a statement is true especially when it differs in some way from what might have been thought or expected
We'd actually planned to leave early, but we were delayed.
I wasn't worried about being late. Actually, I didn't want to go at all.
I didn't think I'd like the movie, but it was actually pretty good.
I was shocked to learn he could actually fly a plane.
I could hardly believe it when she actually apologized to me.
“I like your new glasses.” “Thanks, but actually I've had them for almost a year.”