I use the latter most of the time, but I am unsure where the former is more appropriate. What are the different uses of "distinctly" vs "distinctively"?
The difference in meaning is as follows:
"Distinctively" means :
What does "distinctive mean?" It means:
Thus, "distinctively" is used when someone said something "in a special way" for a special effect, such as distinguishment, while "distinctly" is clearly, or unmistakeably.
Someone who said: