first of all

first of all
F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [furst uhv, ov awl]
    • /fɜrst ʌv, ɒv ɔl/
    • /fɜːst əv ɔːl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [furst uhv, ov awl]
    • /fɜrst ʌv, ɒv ɔl/

Definitions of first of all words

  • adverb first of all to start with 1
  • adverb first of all primarily 1
  • phrase first of all You use first of all to introduce the first of a number of things that you want to say. 0

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Parts of speech for First of all


first of all popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

first of all usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for first of all

adv first of all

  • particularly — in a particular or to an exceptional degree; especially: He read it with particularly great interest.
  • chiefly — You use chiefly to indicate that a particular reason, emotion, method, or feature is the main or most important one.
  • mostly — for the most part; in the main: The work is mostly done.
  • largely — to a great extent; in great part; generally; chiefly: The plan depends largely on his willingness to cooperate. That is largely incorrect.
  • generally — usually; commonly; ordinarily: He generally comes home at noon.

Antonyms for first of all

adv first of all

  • secondarily — next after the first in order, place, time, etc.
  • trivially — of very little importance or value; insignificant: Don't bother me with trivial matters.

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