1. certainly

adverb. ['ˈsɝːtənli'] definitely or positively (sure' is sometimes used informally forsurely').


  • surely
  • sure
  • sure as shooting
  • sure enough
  • for certain


  • uncertain
  • uncertainty
  • unsure
  • unpredictable


  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • certain (English)
  • certain (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Certainly

  • benignly
  • brazenly
  • clandestinely
  • cleanly
  • commonly
  • conely
  • conly
  • connely
  • danly
  • divinely
  • evenly
  • finely
  • friendly
  • gentlemanly
  • gentlemanly
  • genuinely
  • genuinely
  • greenly
  • hanly
  • heavenly

How do you pronounce certainly?

Pronounce certainly as ˈsərtənli.

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How to spell certainly? Is it certianly? Or certainl? Common misspellings are:

  • certianly
  • certainl

Sentences with certainly

1. Adverb
If you did screw up, an honest apology to your old boss certainly won't hurt.

Quotes about certainly

1. I certainly didn't say while writing 'Gossip Girl,' 'Oh this is going to be big!' It was really like, 'Oh god, everyone's gong to hate these people! They're so bratty!' But I actually think what is so appealing about them is the humor in them.
- Cecily von Ziegesar

2. The 'Twilight' movies are great in their own right, but they certainly don't have any sense of humor to them.
- Mark Waters

3. Certainly my personality, my sense of humor, my outlook on life was informed by the experiences of my parents and the stories they shared with me.
- Geddy Lee