how to pronounce alone


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alone is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… way I was home alone on New Year's Eve …”

meanings of alone


  1. Not requiring anything further; merely.
  2. Without outside help.
  3. By oneself; apart from, or exclusive of, others; solo.
  4. Focus adverb, typically modifying a noun and occurring immediately after it.
  5. Not permitting anything further; exclusively.
  6. Used to emphasize the size or extent of something by selecting a subset.


  1. Apart from, or exclusive of, others.
  2. Mere; consisting of nothing further.
  3. Unique; rare; matchless.
  4. By oneself, solitary.
  5. Lacking peers who share one's beliefs, practices, etc.

alone frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word alone occurs in english on average 149.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to alone


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