how to pronounce directly


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the above transcription of directly 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.

directly is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… would not have taken a bath that evening is separable directly in pajamas pizza and all …”

meanings of directly


  1. Exactly; just.
  2. In a straightforward way; without anything intervening; not by secondary, but by direct means.
  3. Immediately.
  4. Straightforwardly; honestly.
  5. Plainly, without circumlocution or ambiguity; absolutely; in express terms.
  6. In a direct manner; in a straight line or course.
  7. Soon; next; when it becomes convenient.


  1. As soon as; immediately (elliptical for directly that/as/when).

directly frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word directly occurs in english on average 63.5 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 directly 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 directly can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with directly


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