how to pronounce possibly


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possibly is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… he died in 1954 possibly of suicide by …”

meanings of possibly


  1. Perhaps; indicates that the proposition may be true (is not certainly false) regardless of any facts or circumstances known to, stated by or implied by the speaker.
  2. In the realm of possibility; indicates that the action may successfully be performed (is not impossible) regardless of any facts or circumstances known to, stated by or implied by the speaker that might limit the performance.

possibly frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word possibly occurs in english on average 78.4 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 possibly 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 possibly can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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