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nearly is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… coordinated at all there's nearly 90% to …”

meanings of nearly


  1. With close relation; intimately.
  2. With great scrutiny; carefully.
  3. Closely, in close proximity.
  4. Stingily.
  5. In close approximation; almost, virtually.

nearly frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word nearly occurs in english on average 107 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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