how to pronounce seriously


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the above transcription of seriously 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.

seriously is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… lifestyle center seriously this place is …”

meanings of seriously


  1. In a serious or literal manner.
  2. Used to attempt to introduce a serious point in a less serious conversation.
  3. Gravely; deeply; very much.
  4. Used to call back to a previous point, in disbelief or for emphasis.

seriously frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word seriously occurs in english on average 104.4 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 seriously 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 seriously can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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