1. earlier

adverb. ['ˈɝːliːɝ'] earlier in time; previously.


  • future

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Rhymes with Earlier

How do you pronounce earlier?

Pronounce earlier as ˈərliər.

US - How to pronounce earlier in American English

UK - How to pronounce earlier in British English

How do you spell earlier? Is it earler ?

A common misspelling of earlier is earler

Sentences with earlier

1. Adjective, comparative
If you want to wake up earlier, you need to sleep earlier, too.

2. Adverb, comparative
Pass around a necklace you made earlier using loops of one color.

Quotes about earlier

1. After spending 460 days as a hostage, I did emerge a fundamentally changed person. But I think, like everyone does as they grow older and probably wiser, I can look back at my earlier life - my history, my mistakes, the joy I felt as a young woman traveling the world - with some objectivity and even some humor.
- Amanda Lindhout

2. Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it. The music can connect us to our earlier selves and to our better selves-to-come. It can remind us of where we fit on the time line of human achievement, an ultimate value of art.
- Wynton Marsalis

3. I used to be really cute. I could send you earlier photos where I'm stunning. But I've gained about twenty pounds over the past two years, and the more weight I've put on, the more success I've had. If you drew a diagram of weight gain and me getting more work, a mathematician would draw some conclusions from that.
- Zach Galifianakis

2. earlier

adverb. ['ˈɝːliːɝ'] comparatives of soon' orearly'.


  • financial center

3. earlier

adverb. ['ˈɝːliːɝ'] before now.


  • originally
  • in the beginning
  • in the first place


  • old
  • past
  • inner city
  • centre

4. earlier

adjective. ['ˈɝːliːɝ'] (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early.


  • earliest


  • late
  • secondarily