how to pronounce formerly


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formerly is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… greatness just as formerly in the many …”

meanings of formerly


  1. Previously; once.
  2. At some time in the past.

formerly frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word formerly occurs in english on average 10.1 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.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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