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How to Pronounce rather?

Correct pronunciation for the word "rather" is [ɹˈɑːðə], [ɹˈɑːðə], [ɹ_ˈɑː_ð_ə].

"Rather" in context

Rather is an adverb that's generally used to mean "more to a noticeable degree" or "more than what is expected". It's commonly used with the comparative form of adjectives (as in "I'd rather work than play") and following verbs (as in "would rather" or "had rather"). Rather also serves as an adverbial intensifier as in "I would rather go there than here.

What are similar-sounding words for rather?

Usage over time for rather:

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

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