how to pronounce lonely


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lonely is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… when we're all quarantined how lonely is …”

meanings of lonely


  1. Unhappy because of feeling isolated from contact with other people.
  2. Without companions; solitary.
  3. Unfrequented by people; desolate.

lonely frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word lonely occurs in english on average 25.1 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 lonely 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 lonely can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to lonely


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