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Pronunciation of Alternately: Learn how to pronounce Alternately in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word alternate:

Pronunciation: /ˈɔːltəneɪt, ˈɒl-/

[no object]
occur in turn repeatedly:
bouts of depression alternate with periods of elation
(as adjective alternating)
a season of alternating hot days and cool nights
[with object] do or perform in turn repeatedly:
some adults who wish to alternate work with education
change repeatedly between two contrasting conditions:
the government alternated between the Labour and Conservative parties
Pronunciation: /ɔːlˈtəːnət, ɒl-/

1every other; every second:
she was asked to attend on alternate days
(of two things) each following and succeeded by the other in a regular pattern:
alternate bouts of intense labour and of idleness
Botany (of leaves or shoots) placed alternately on the two sides of the stem.
2chiefly North Americananother term for alternative.
a novel set in an alternate universe
Pronunciation: /ɔːlˈtəːnət, ɒl-/

North American
a person who acts as a deputy or substitute:
he shall be entitled to exercise the vote of the director for whom he is an alternate


Pronunciation: /ɔːlˈtəːnətli, ɒl-/



early 16th century (earlier (late Middle English) as alternation): from Latin alternat- ‘done by turns’, from alternare, from alternus ‘every other’, from alter ‘other’