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worldly is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… if you lose all those worldly things …”

meanings of worldly


  1. Sophisticated, especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world.
  2. Concerned with secular rather than sacred matters.
  3. Concerned with human or earthly matters, physical as opposed to spiritual.


  1. In a worldly manner.

worldly frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word worldly occurs in english on average 4.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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