how to pronounce anyway


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anyway is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… i'm loving it uh so anyway so get a word …”

meanings of anyway


  1. In any way.
  2. Used at the end of a question for emphasis, or to direct the conversation to something of more broad importance (compare with more to the point).
  3. Regardless; anyhow.
  4. Used to indicate a change of subject.
  5. Used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement. See anyhow and at least.

anyway frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word anyway occurs in english on average 176.6 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 anyway 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 anyway can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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