how to pronounce overly


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the above transcription of overly 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.

overly is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… to chat but also not overly available so …”

meanings of overly


  1. Carelessly, without due attention.
  2. To an excessive degree.
  3. Superficially.
  4. With a sense of superiority, haughtily.


  1. Excessive; too great.
  2. Superficial; not thorough; careless, negligent, inattentive.
  3. Having a sense of superiority, haughty.

overly frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word overly occurs in english on average 16.1 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 overly 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 overly can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to overly


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