often

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often is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
often

Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈɒfn/ or /ˈɒftən/, SAMPA: /"Qfn/ or /"Qft@n/
  • (US) IPA (key): /ˈɔːfn/ or /ˈɔːftən/, SAMPA: /"O:fn/ or /"O:ft@n/
  • (file)

Adverb[change]

Positive
often

Comparative
more often

Superlative
most often

  1. When something happens often, that means that it happens many times and frequently.
    I drink a lot of water and need to urinate often.
    How often do you exercise?
    I often visit my elderly aunt Grace.
    It's often difficult to learn a new language.

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