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English definition of “often”

often

adverb     /ˈɒf.ən/ /ˈɒf.tən/ US  /ˈɑːf-/
A1 many times : I often see him in the garden . How often do you wash your hair ? I don't often drink spirits . It's not often that you meet someone who you're instantly attracted to. I don't see my parents as often as I'd like to. Christmas is often mild in this country . → Synonym frequentlyFrequency and regularity - general words frequentlyGrammar:OftenOften is an adverb meaning ‘many times on different occasions’. Like many other short adverbs, we use it in front position, in mid position (between the subject and the main verb, or after the modal verb or first auxiliary verb, or after be as a main verb) or in end position:
(Definition of often adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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