how to pronounce surprisingly


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the above transcription of surprisingly 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.

surprisingly is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… easy to state but surprisingly hard to …”

meanings of surprisingly


  1. In a way that causes surprise because it is unexpected, or unusual.

surprisingly frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word surprisingly occurs in english on average 26 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 surprisingly 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 surprisingly can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to surprisingly


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