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plainly is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… is the bias we can plainly see what we …”

meanings of plainly


  1. In a plain manner; simply; basically.
  2. Obviously; clearly.

plainly frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word plainly occurs in english on average 3.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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