how to pronounce absolutely


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absolutely is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of absolutely in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… front of it yeah absolutely I mean for …”

meanings of absolutely


  1. In a manner that does not take an object.
  2. Independently; viewed without relation to other things or factors.
  3. In an absolute or unconditional manner; utterly, positively, wholly.


  1. Yes; certainly; expression indicating strong agreement.

absolutely frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word absolutely occurs in english on average 105.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics absolutely can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that absolutely can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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