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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chop-ee]
    • /ˈtʃɒp i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chop-ee]
    • /ˈtʃɒp i/

Definitions of choppily word

  • adjective choppily (of the sea, a lake, etc.) forming short, irregular, broken waves. 1
  • adjective choppily (of the wind) shifting or changing suddenly or irregularly; variable. 1
  • adjective choppily uneven in style or quality or characterized by poorly related parts: The book was a choppy first novel. 1
  • noun choppily In a choppy manner. 1

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Origin of choppily

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
First recorded in 1595-1605; chop2 + -y1

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Parts of speech for Choppily


choppily popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

choppily usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for choppily

adv choppily

  • haphazardly — in a haphazard manner; at random.
  • roughly — having a coarse or uneven surface, as from projections, irregularities, or breaks; not smooth: rough, red hands; a rough road.
  • bumpy — A bumpy road or path has a lot of bumps on it.
  • ruggedly — having a roughly broken, rocky, hilly, or jagged surface: rugged ground.
  • unsteadily — not steady or firm; unstable; shaky: an unsteady hand.

adverb choppily

  • raggedly — clothed in tattered garments: a ragged old man.

Antonyms for choppily

adv choppily

  • break even — to attain a level of activity, as in commerce, or a point of operation, as in gambling, at which there is neither profit nor loss

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