1. often

adverb. ['ˈɔftən, ˈɔfən'] many times at short intervals.


  • frequently
  • oftentimes
  • ofttimes


  • infrequently
  • little
  • less
  • seldom


  • oft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Often

  • aven
  • beaven
  • beethoven
  • beven
  • biven
  • bliven
  • boven
  • breakeven
  • brookhaven
  • dehaven
  • diven
  • eindhoven
  • eleven
  • eleven
  • enliven
  • erven
  • fairhaven
  • forgiven
  • forgiven
  • interwoven

How do you pronounce often?

Pronounce often as ˈɔfən.

US - How to pronounce often in American English

UK - How to pronounce often in British English

How do you spell often? Is it oftern ?

A common misspelling of often is oftern

Sentences with often

1. Adverb
In the wild, animals often clean themselves with sand and dirt .

Quotes about often

1. I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.
- Virginia Woolf

2. When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
- Helen Keller

3. He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.
- Elbert Hubbard

2. often

adverb. ['ˈɔftən, ˈɔfən'] frequently or in great quantities.


  • much


  • oft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))