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ˈsɜr tn licer·tain·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surely, certainly, sure, for sure, for certain, sure enough, sure as shooting(adverb)

    definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')

    "the results are surely encouraging"; "she certainly is a hard worker"; "it's going to be a good day for sure"; "they are coming, for certain"; "they thought he had been killed sure enough"; "he'll win sure as shooting"; "they sure smell good"; "sure he'll come"

Wiktionary

  1. certainly(Adverb)

    In a way which is certain; with certainty.

  2. certainly(Adverb)

    Without doubt, surely; of course.

  3. certainly(Adverb)

    An emphatic affirmative answer.

    Would you like it with ice? Certainly, and with lemon please.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Certainly(adverb)

    without doubt or question; unquestionably

Editors Contribution

  1. certainly

    For certain

    We certainly require some night rain for the garden and fields.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 30, 2020  

Suggested Resources

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    Certainly vs. Definitely -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between Certainly and Definitely.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'certainly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #572

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'certainly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #323

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'certainly' in Adverbs Frequency: #71

How to pronounce certainly?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say certainly in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of certainly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of certainly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of certainly in a Sentence

  1. Michael Werner:

    This (rejection) certainly makes it clear that even if the HK exchange were to reconsider the terms of the transaction, it shows fundamentally the LSE board would prefer to go down the Refinitiv route.

  2. Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos:

    We don't anticipate moving the schedule around much, certainly not in 2020.

  3. George Strait:

    We’re just trying to get people to try it, you know, so many people have a little phobia about drinking tequila. [ They think ] it's going to be nasty, you're going to hold your nose and drink it down as fast as you can and suck on a lime and lick some salt — but our tequila certainly isn't that way.

  4. Barry Wynn:

    The governor would obviously like to see that there is enthusiastic and widespread and diverse support for his campaign, i would say that you’re doing very well in South Carolina, and I would certainly encourage him to run.

  5. Walmart CFO Brett Biggs:

    Certainly this kind of environment, everybody likes.

Images & Illustrations of certainly

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Translations for certainly

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • بالتأكيد, بدون شك, بدون نقاش, من المؤكدArabic
  • әлбиттәBashkir
  • разбира се, несъмнено, безспорноBulgarian
  • certamentCatalan, Valencian
  • jistě, zajisté, nepochybně, určitěCzech
  • zweifellos, natürlich, gewiss, freilich, sicherlich, sicherGerman
  • βεβαίως, ασφαλώς, σίγουραGreek
  • ciertamente, sin duda, por supuestoSpanish
  • بطور محرزPersian
  • totta kai, epäilemättä, kyllä kiitos, todellakin, ilman muuta, varmastiFinnish
  • sans nul doute, pour sûr, sûrement, bien sûr, certainement, sans aucun doute, évidemmentFrench
  • בוודאי, בוודאותHebrew
  • अवश्यHindi
  • անշուշտ, իհարկե, անկասկածArmenian
  • certoInterlingua
  • certeIdo
  • certamenteItalian
  • もちろん, 絶対, 必ず, 確実, 全く, 確かに, その通りJapanese
  • 확실히Korean
  • ئه‌کیدKurdish
  • anaoa, apa ia, āpāiaMāori
  • beslist, voorzeker, en of, zeker, waarlijkDutch
  • zdecydowanie, z pewnością, na pewnoPolish
  • sem dúvida, certamentePortuguese
  • desigur, bineînțelesRomanian
  • несомненно, конечно, непременно, безусловно, навернякаRussian
  • несумњиво, dakako, свакако, svakako, sigurno, naravno, zacijelo, doista, nesumnjivo, наравно, дакакоSerbo-Croatian
  • நிச்சயமாகTamil
  • اوشیےUrdu

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