how to pronounce purposely

/ˈpɝpəsliː/

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The above transcription of purposely 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.

purposely is pronounced in three syllables

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pɝpəsl

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

“… have purposely under-invested in …”

meanings of purposely

adverb:

  1. On purpose; intentionally.

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