sometimes

[ suhm-tahymz ]
/ ˈsʌmˌtaɪmz /

adverb

on some occasions; at times; now and then.

Nearby words

  1. something of a,
  2. something or other,
  3. something tells me,
  4. something thing, a,
  5. sometime,
  6. someway,
  7. somewhat,
  8. somewhen,
  9. somewhere,
  10. somewhere along the line

Origin of sometimes

First recorded in 1520–30; sometime + -s1

Can be confusedsometime sometimes (see usage note at sometime)

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British Dictionary definitions for sometimes

sometimes

/ (ˈsʌmˌtaɪmz) /

adverb

now and then; from time to time; occasionally
obsolete formerly; sometime
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Word Origin and History for sometimes

sometimes

adv.

"now and then," 1520s, from sometime + adverbial genitive -s.

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