how to pronounce merely


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the above transcription of merely 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.

merely is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and why not merely psychologically this …”

meanings of merely


  1. Wholly, entirely.
  2. Without any other reason etc.; only, just, and nothing more.

merely frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word merely occurs in english on average 37.9 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 merely 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 merely can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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