how to pronounce nearby


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nearby is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… there is a shark nearby in fact this …”

meanings of nearby


  1. Adjacent, near, close by.


  1. Next to, close to.

nearby frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word nearby occurs in english on average 29.1 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 nearby 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 nearby can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to nearby


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