The most π—Ήπ—Άπ—Έπ—²π—Ήπ˜† outcome would be 326 votes for Clinton to 212 for Trump.

I want to know that the bold word "likely" is in which parts of speech?

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It's an adjective. Adjectives are used to modify nouns. In your example, outcome is the noun that likely modifies.

I suppose that might happen but it's not very likely. [likely modifies it]
Tickets are likely to be expensive. [likely modifies tickets]
The most likely cause of the fire was a cigarette. [likely modifies cause]

Moreover, the likely in your example is not simply an adjective; it's a superlative adjective. The word most makes it superlative.

There's even a separate article on the words likely and unlikely on Cambridge!

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