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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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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. Rhodium Group:

    It is certainly feasible, but will likely require a fairly significant change in policy in the very near future, and/or favorable market and technological conditions.

  2. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    I expect him both to hear what we're doing, and continue to say what he's told me and Gen. (Joseph) Dunford, certainly for the military campaign, which is that he wants us to continue to come to him with proposals for ways that we can strengthen the campaign consistent with our overall strategic approach.

  3. Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani:

    Certainly the independent Kurdistan is coming.

  4. Andy Clarke:

    We've certainly hit our nadir, i'm here to stay.

  5. Plutarch:

    It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.

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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