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commonly

[ kom-uhn-lee ]
/ ˈkɒm ən li /
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adverb
often; frequently: commonly used words.
usually; generally; ordinarily.
in a common manner.
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Origin of commonly

1250–1300; Middle English communeli(che). See common, -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for commonly

commonly
/ (ˈkɒmənlɪ) /

adverb
usually; ordinarilyhe was commonly known as Joe
derogatory in a coarse or vulgar wayshe dresses commonly
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