how to pronounce safely


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safely is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… depends whether the drug can safely be …”

meanings of safely


  1. In a safe manner; without risk; using caution above all else.
  2. In a secure manner; without the possibility of injury or harm resulting.

safely frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word safely occurs in english on average 15.3 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 safely 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 safely can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to safely


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