how to pronounce honestly


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honestly is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… my wife answer me honestly how do you …”

meanings of honestly


  1. Frankly, to be honest.
  2. In an honest manner.


  1. Used to express exasperation, dismay, etc.

honestly frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word honestly occurs in english on average 59.8 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 honestly 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 honestly can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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