how to pronounce heavily


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the above transcription of heavily 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.

heavily is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… chord with people got heavily retweeted …”

meanings of heavily


  1. In a laboured manner.
  2. With a great weight.
  3. In a heavy manner.
  4. In a manner designed for heavy duty.
  5. So as to be thick or heavy.
  6. To a considerable degree, to a great extent.

heavily frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word heavily occurs in english on average 23.2 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 heavily 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 heavily can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to heavily


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