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How to Pronounce probably?

Correct pronunciation for the word "probably" is [pɹˈɒbəbli], [pɹˈɒbəbli], [p_ɹ_ˈɒ_b_ə_b_l_i].

"Probably" in context

Probably is an extremely useful and common English word. It has several meanings, including an adverb to express uncertainty, a modal verb to express likelihood, and a determiner to refer to something that may exist or happens.

When used as an adverb, probably expresses uncertainty about the accuracy of a statement. For example, "I probably left my keys in the car." This phrase shows that the speaker is not completely sure about the location of their keys but suspects that the keys are in the car.

When used as a modal verb, probably expresses a likelihood of something happening.

What are similar-sounding words for probably?

Usage over time for probably:

This graph shows how "probably" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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