If you usually do something, that’s what you do on a normal day. Tonight you might be making a seven-course meal to celebrate your birthday, even though usually you just get take-out pizza.

Usual comes from the word use, and implies "the most common use." A screwdriver usually drives screws into something, or takes them out. Unusually, you have strung your screwdriver on a chain and are wearing it as a necklace. You can also say usually to describe the normal state of things: "On New Year’s Eve, this usually quiet street erupts with noise."

Definitions of usually
  1. adverb
    under normal conditions
    usually she was late”
    synonyms: commonly, normally, ordinarily, unremarkably
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    outstandingly, remarkably, unco, unusually
    to a remarkable degree or extent
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