"loggedIn": false { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_rightslot' }}]}]; { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [160, 600] }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654157' }}, }, Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free! 'pa pdd chac-sb tc-bd bw hbr-20 hbss lpt-25' : 'hdn'">. storage: { name: "_pubcid", }, tcData.listenerId); { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654208' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195467', size: [320, 50] }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776358', position: 'atf' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387233' }}, There’s a \t\ in oftenplay , but how often do you hear it? bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776156', position: 'atf' }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_rightslot' }}]}]; "authorizationTimeout": 10000 bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776156', position: 'atf' }}, pid: '94' }; storage: { Ofttimes and oftentimes both carry that archaic flavor but are still in active use. var pbAdUnits = getPrebidSlots(curResolution); partner: "uarus31" pbjs.setConfig(pbjsCfg); }, 'increment': 0.5, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_rightslot' }}]}]; Learn more. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346698' }}, name: "pbjs-unifiedid", name: "idl_env", bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776156', position: 'atf' }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_leftslot' }}, },{ { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_leftslot' }}, },{ { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, ga('set', 'dimension3', "default"); Do you know what languages these words come from? { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654156' }}, iasLog("criterion : cdo_ei = often"); { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a9690ab01717182962182bb50ce0007', pos: 'cdo_topslot_mobile_flex' }}, "sign-out": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/auth/signout?rid=READER_ID" pbjs.que.push(function() { type: "html5", How to pronounce often. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387232' }}, As you might guess, the \t\ was pronounced in the past, when the word began as a variant of oft (also spelled ofte in Middle English), which was the more common form until the 1500s. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654149' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195465', size: [300, 250] }}, googletag.pubads().setTargeting('cdo_alc_pr', pl_p.split(",")); }); } dfpSlots['topslot_a'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/topslot', [], 'ad_topslot_a').defineSizeMapping(mapping_topslot_a).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'top').setTargeting('hp', 'center').setTargeting('ad_group', Adomik.randomAdGroup()).addService(googletag.pubads()); pbjs.setConfig(pbjsCfg); googletag.pubads().setTargeting('ad_h', Adomik.hour); var mapping_leftslot = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([1063, 0], [[120, 600], [160, 600], [300, 600]]).addSize([963, 0], [[120, 600], [160, 600]]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); },{ var pbDesktopSlots = [ Learn more. bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776160', position: 'atf' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [160, 600] }}, 'cap': true { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195466', size: [728, 90] }}, Biden's favorite word? iasLog("exclusion label : wprod"); googletag.pubads().collapseEmptyDivs(false); bidderSequence: "fixed" }); { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [120, 600] }}, 'cap': true if(window.__tcfapi) dfpSlots['topslot_b'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/topslot', [[728, 90]], 'ad_topslot_b').defineSizeMapping(mapping_topslot_b).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'top').setTargeting('hp', 'center').setTargeting('ad_group', Adomik.randomAdGroup()).addService(googletag.pubads()); }] "sign-in": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/auth/signin?rid=READER_ID", var mapping_topslot_a = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], []).addSize([0, 550], [[300, 250]]).addSize([0, 0], [[300, 50], [320, 50], [320, 100]]).build(); Both are correct, according to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (4th ed. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, var mapping_houseslot_a = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([963, 0], [300, 250]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); {code: 'ad_leftslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_leftslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/leftslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[120, 600], [160, 600]] } }, dfpSlots['topslot_b'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/topslot', [[728, 90]], 'ad_topslot_b').defineSizeMapping(mapping_topslot_b).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'top').setTargeting('hp', 'center').setTargeting('ad_group', Adomik.randomAdGroup()).addService(googletag.pubads()); { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654157' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387232' }}, ga('create', 'UA-31379-3',{cookieDomain:'dictionary.cambridge.org',siteSpeedSampleRate: 10}); { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654156' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654157' }}, pbjsCfg = { { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387233' }}, How to say often. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971081', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776160', position: 'atf' }}, name: "unifiedId", After the -en suffix was added to ¬oft, the \t\ fell away in pronunciation, but remained in the spelling. } {code: 'ad_rightslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_rightslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/rightslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, { var mapping_leftslot = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([1063, 0], [[120, 600], [160, 600], [300, 600]]).addSize([963, 0], [[120, 600], [160, 600]]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); var mapping_rightslot = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], [[300, 250]]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [300, 600] }}, expires: 60 timeout: 8000, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346693' }}, Oft is now archaic for most of the senses of often, but is still used in compound adjectives like oft-repeated and oft-quoted. { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a9690ab01717182962182bb50ce0007', pos: 'cdo_topslot_mobile_flex' }}, googletag.pubads().enableSingleRequest(); name: "pubCommonId", },{ }] This note is curious—and dubious—for two reasons. Similarly, the medial \t\ in words like soften, hasten, and fasten was originally pronounced, as the -en was added to base words that were recognizable (soft, haste, fast). const customGranularity = { { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, expires: 60 { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654157' }}, "sign-up": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/auth/signup?rid=READER_ID", dfpSlots['houseslot_a'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/houseslot', [300, 250], 'ad_houseslot_a').defineSizeMapping(mapping_houseslot_a).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'mid').setTargeting('hp', 'right').setTargeting('ad_group', Adomik.randomAdGroup()).addService(googletag.pubads()); { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971080', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, } { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_leftslot_160x600' }}, syncDelay: 3000 googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_pc", "pronunciation"); storage: { 'All Intensive Purposes' or 'All Intents and Purposes'? var mapping_rightslot = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], [[300, 250]]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, (English pronunciations of often from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus and from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary, both sources © Cambridge University Press), the ability to find places or to know which direction to go, Extrovert or introvert? { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654149' }}, 'increment': 0.01, That depends on the dictionary you consult. }); { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654156' }}, Add the power of Cambridge Dictionary to your website using our free search box widgets. { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_topslot_728x90' }}, var pbMobileHrSlots = [ gdpr: { },{ 'cap': true googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_tc", "resp"); { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, userIds: [{ { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_HDX' }}, var googletag = googletag || {}; { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [120, 600] }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}];