how to pronounce basically


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the above transcription of basically is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

basically is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… the promenade was basically empty the …”

meanings of basically


  1. Mostly; generally; for the most part.
  2. Used to refer to the most important or fundamental point the speaker is making; sometimes tending towards a meaningless filler word.
  3. In a fundamental, essential or basic manner.

basically frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word basically occurs in english on average 75.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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