not only (something), but (also) (something else)

not only (something), but (also) (something else)

Being, doing, or having one thing as well as something else. She not only speaks five languages, but she is an extraordinary pianist as well. The city is not only very cool and trendy, but also surprisingly affordable.
See also: but, not

not only... but (also)...

both... and...: He not only read the book, but also remembered what he had read.
See also: not