how to pronounce deadly


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the above transcription of deadly 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.

deadly is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… pretty deadly so I mean it needs to be …”

meanings of deadly


  1. Very boring.
  2. Causing death; lethal.
  3. Subject to death; mortal.
  4. Aiming or willing to destroy; implacable; desperately hostile.
  5. Very accurate (of aiming with a bow, firearm, etc.).
  6. Excellent, awesome, cool.


  1. In a way which suggests death.
  2. Fatally, mortally.
  3. Extremely, incredibly.

deadly frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word deadly occurs in english on average 14.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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