Definition of commonly in US English:



  • Very often; frequently.

    ‘a commonly used industrial chemical’
    ‘BSE, commonly called mad cow disease’
    • ‘They are certainly large in children of primary school age who are commonly taught the recorder.’
    • ‘This used to happen more commonly in the past when the kiosks were more part of the community.’
    • ‘Mr Wilkins said the absence of a cinema in the town is a commonly raised issue.’
    • ‘Other commonly recommended treatments such as drinking more fluid have not been proven.’
    • ‘Risk assessments are commonly done, but it should be for the applicant to decide whether to do one.’
    • ‘A hip replacement is a commonly performed operation that can improve your quality of life.’
    • ‘With trousers and skirts the label is commonly on the waistband and/or the hip pockets.’
    • ‘The sense in which the word is commonly used would not however include persons of that description.’
    • ‘It is commonly stored for a long time but make sure that you consume it before the expiry date.’
    • ‘They are most commonly found on the legs.’
    • ‘The giant structures are more commonly seen on rural hillsides than in busy city centres.’
    • ‘Symptoms are often overlooked, as they are mild and commonly experienced by well people.’
    • ‘This species is also commonly cultivated for its cut flowers and is an outstanding garden plant.’
    • ‘These symptoms may last for some months or less commonly for a year or two.’
    • ‘Having a cataract removed is a commonly performed and generally safe operation.’
    • ‘Heart failure is commonly caused by coronary artery disease and high blood pressure.’
    • ‘The commonly held view of soap operas is that they don't truly represent real life.’
    • ‘The guide has also got some very interesting other facts on commonly muddled words.’
    • ‘The tower is commonly known to be the oldest building in the whole of Oxford.’
    • ‘This was commonly identified as information they would not otherwise have heard about.’
    often, frequently, regularly, repeatedly, recurrently, time and again, time and time again, over and over, all the time, routinely, habitually, customarily
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