maybe

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adverb

may·​be ˈmā-bē How to pronounce maybe (audio)
 also  ˈme-

maybe

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noun

Examples of maybe in a Sentence

Adverb maybe we can make it to the concert, if we hurry
Recent Examples on the Web
Adverb
Your ability to form sentences in, maybe, your third language ... Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2024 Severe weather is expected on Memorial Day to move into the East Coast’s I-95 corridor, bringing with it damaging winds, hail and maybe even a few tornadoes. Max Golembo, ABC News, 27 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for maybe 

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Word History

First Known Use

Adverb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of maybe was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Maybe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maybe. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

maybe

adverb
may·​be
ˈmā-bē,
ˈmeb-ē

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