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certainly is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… which the Big Bang certainly is so let's …”

meanings of certainly


  1. In a way which is certain; with certainty.
  2. An emphatic affirmative answer; of course.
  3. Without doubt, surely.

certainly frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word certainly occurs in english on average 140.4 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 certainly 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 certainly can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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