how to pronounce carefully


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carefully is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… contrary his diet was carefully crafted …”

meanings of carefully


  1. Sorrowfully.
  2. With care; attentively, circumspectly.

carefully frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word carefully occurs in english on average 42.2 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 carefully 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 carefully can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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