some·​how ˈsəm-ˌhau̇ How to pronounce somehow (audio)
: in one way or another not known or designated : by some means
we'll manage somehow

Examples of somehow in a Sentence

She somehow managed to find her earring in the sand. It will all work out somehow.
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Word History

First Known Use

1664, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of somehow was in 1664

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“Somehow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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some·​how -ˌhau̇ How to pronounce somehow (audio)
: in one way or another
we'll manage somehow
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