Is “Usually” Three Syllables or Four?

  • Usually is four syllables.
  • Why is usually 4 syllables?
    • A syllable is the sound of a vowel that is created when pronouncing an A, E, I, O, U, or Y.
      • read the full definition of a syllable: here
    • Usually divided into syllables: u-su-al-ly
    • Usually pronounced: yoos-yoo-ah-lee
    • The four vowel sounds are:
      • OO sound that comes from "yoos"
      • OO sound that comes from "yoo"
      • A sound that comes from "ah"
      • E sound that comes from "lee"

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