how to pronounce sure


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sure is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… hands in the bag sure but I think that …”

meanings of sure


  1. Certain in one's knowledge or belief.
  2. Certain to act or be a specified way.
  3. Free from danger; safe; secure.
  4. Physically secure and certain, non-failing, reliable.
  5. Betrothed; engaged to marry.


  1. You're welcome; polite response to being thanked.
  2. Yes; of course.
  3. Yes, expressing noncommittal agreement or consent.


  1. Without doubt, certainly.

sure frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word sure occurs in english on average 588.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to sure


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