how to pronounce closely


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the above transcription of closely 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.

closely is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… spread now this is closely linked to the …”

meanings of closely


  1. In a close manner.
  2. Secretly; privately.

closely frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word closely occurs in english on average 25.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to closely


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