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