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American English: /ˈmoʊs(t)li/
British English: /ˈməʊs(t)li/


  • her friends are mostly students
    la mayoría de sus amigos son estudiantes
    sus amigos son en su mayoría estudiantes
    casi todos sus amigos son estudiantes
    the land is mostly flat
    el terreno es en su mayor parte llano
    she works mostly in the evenings
    trabaja sobre todo por las noches
    it's mostly because …
    es principalmente or más que nada porque …
    we grow tomatoes mostly
    cultivamos principalmente or más que nada tomates
    mostly, the food was good
    Example sentences
    • The bottom was mostly composed of thick black silt, and the carp happily fed in this.
    • They mostly looked sad and bored, and seemed to regard the security woman with pity.
    • The lake bed is mostly clean gravel, picked over by the numerous bottom feeding fish.

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