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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.

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