how to pronounce lively


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the above transcription of lively 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.

lively is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… an incredibly lively and fascinating …”

meaning of lively

Lively means full of life, energetic, and lively.

lively frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word lively occurs in english on average 8.2 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 lively 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 lively can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to lively


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