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bare·ly  (bârl)
1. By a very little; hardly: could barely see the road in the fog.
2. In a scanty manner; sparsely: a barely furnished room.

barely  /brli/  adv. 1 almost not at all, just, hardly: I hurt my foot and can barely walk. 2 in a bare way: The concert was barely attended. 3 barely (do s.t.), let alone (do s.t. else): just able to do s.t. and unable to do s.t. more difficult: I can barely speak Spanish, let alone write a business letter in it. Barely

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