earlier vs earliest what difference

what is difference between earlier and earliest

English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɝliɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɜː.lɪə/
  • Hyphenation: ear‧li‧er

Adjective

earlier

  1. comparative form of early: more early
  2. occurring previously
    I shall be late because I missed the earlier train.

Translations

Adverb

earlier

  1. comparative form of early: more early
  2. previously; before now; sooner
    I shall be late because I didn’t start earlier.
    They were looking for some measuring equipment they had placed in the ice earlier.

Translations

Anagrams

  • learier


English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɝ.li.ɪst/, enPR: ûr′lēĭst
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɜː.li.ɪst/, enPR: ûr′lēĭst
  • Hyphenation: ear‧li‧est

Adjective

earliest

  1. superlative form of early: most early

Derived terms

  • at the earliest

Adverb

earliest

  1. superlative form of early: most early

Anagrams

  • Aleister, ateliers, e-tailers, etailers, laterise, leariest, realties

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