How to Pronounce plainly?

Correct pronunciation for the word "plainly" is [plˈe͡ɪnli], [plˈe‍ɪnli], [p_l_ˈeɪ_n_l_i].

"Plainly" in context

Simply put, plainly means without any extras. In other words, things are presented without any fanfare or embellishment. For example, a person may speak plainly and not use any flowery language or obscure references. This is-in theory-a more direct and efficient way to communicate.

It is also associated with honesty, since it suggests a lack of superficiality or insincerity. Opposite to being plain, something may be said to be complex or confusing if it lacks plainness or clarity. Plainly can also refer to the physical characteristics of an object, such as its size or shape.

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