how to pronounce properly


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the above transcription of properly 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.

properly is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… communities that if done properly with …”

meanings of properly


  1. Entirely; extremely; thoroughly.
  2. In a proper manner, appropriately, suitably; correctly, justifiably.
  3. Individually; in one's own manner.

properly frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word properly occurs in english on average 38 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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