how to pronounce wholly


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the above transcription of wholly 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.

wholly is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… started as a 501 C 3 and a wholly owned …”

meanings of wholly


  1. Exclusively and solely.
  2. Completely and entirely; to the fullest extent.

wholly frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word wholly occurs in english on average 7.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to wholly


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