most importantly, (sentence)

When you're listing ideas, you can say which idea is most important by saying "Most importantly,..."

You can use this phrase to introduce the most important idea at the beginning of your list, or at the end. It's not common to use it for an idea in the middle of the list.

"Most importantly" can be used in written English or in slightly formal spoken situations, like when you're giving someone advice or discussing a topic in a business meeting.

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