how to pronounce allegedly


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allegedly is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… has uh you know allegedly been been uh …”

meanings of allegedly


  1. According to someone's conspicuous impressions (which could be alleged ensuingly).
  2. According to someone's allegation.

allegedly frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word allegedly occurs in english on average 12.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics allegedly 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 allegedly can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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