how to pronounce slowly


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the above transcription of slowly 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.

slowly is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… rejection that the object slowly rose to …”

meanings of slowly


  1. At a slow pace.

slowly frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word slowly occurs in english on average 78 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 slowly 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 slowly can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to slowly


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