how to pronounce likely


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likely is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… their taxes they're more likely to vote …”

meaning of likely

Likely means likely to happen or likely to succeed.

likely frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word likely occurs in english on average 131.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to likely


words that rhyme with likely


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