proper (adjective) LISTEN
We use proper when we want to say that something is correct.
- What’s the proper pronunciation of ‘photographer’?
Proper can also mean ‘real’ or ‘very good.’
- You only had a bag of chips? That’s not a proper lunch!
Properly means ‘in the correct way.’ For example, “Am I saying your name properly?”
In pop culture
Do you ever have to wear a tie? Do you know how to tie it properly? Watch this video to learn the proper way to tie a tie!
There are other meanings of proper.
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