How to pronounce
If you are a non-native English speaker, learning to correctly pronounce “actively” is essential. This word has two syllables, ‘ac’ and ‘tive’, and the stress should be placed on the second syllable.
Pronounce “ac” as you would the word “act”, but with a short sound. The tongue should stay in the same position and the lips should be slightly open.
To pronounce “tive”, the tongue should be slightly lower in the mouth and the lips should be more rounded. The sound should be slightly longer than the “ac” sound, but not too long.
When saying the word as a whole, the stress should be placed on the second syllable, “tive”. The sound should be slightly stronger and longer than the first syllable, “ac”.
To practice pronouncing “actively” correctly, try repeating the word out loud several times, emphasizing the second syllable. It might be helpful to break the word into two separate syllables and practice pronouncing them separately, then speaking them together. With practice, you will be able to correctly pronounce “actively” with ease.