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Fammiliar vs. Familiar: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Harlon Moss || By Janet White || Updated on March 13, 2024
"Fammiliar" is an incorrect spelling. The correct spelling is "familiar," which refers to something well-known or easily recognized.

Which is correct: Fammiliar or Familiar

How to spell Familiar?

Fammiliar is Incorrect

Familiar is Correct


Key Differences

Familiar has the same number of 'm's as "family," which is one.
The phrase "I am familiar" can remind you there is one 'm' and one 'l' in familiar.
Think of "I am" in the middle of "familiar" and remember there's only one 'm'.
The word can be split as "fa-mil-iar," each part having just one 'm'.
"Familiar" rhymes with "similar," and both have just one 'm'.

Correct usage of Familiar

Her face seemed fammiliar in the crowd.
Her face seemed familiar in the crowd.
He tried to recall the fammiliar tune he heard yesterday.
He tried to recall the familiar tune he heard yesterday.
This smell is very fammiliar to me.
This smell is very familiar to me.
The layout of the house was somehow fammiliar to him.
The layout of the house was somehow familiar to him.
I couldn't shake off the fammiliar feeling I had met her before.
I couldn't shake off the familiar feeling I had met her before.

Familiar Definitions

Familiar describes something well-known or easily recognized.
The song was familiar to me.
Used to express a close acquaintance or friendship.
We are familiar friends.
Relating to a family or household.
Familiar responsibilities.
Lacking formality or ceremony.
He has a familiar manner.
In the occult, it refers to a supernatural entity or spirit.
A witch's familiar.
Often encountered or seen
A familiar landmark.
Having fair knowledge; acquainted
Are you familiar with these roads?.
Of established friendship; intimate
We are on familiar terms.
Natural and unstudied; informal
Lectured in a familiar style.
Taking undue liberties; presumptuous
Students should not be familiar toward an instructor.
Domesticated; tame. Used of animals.
A close friend or associate.
An attendant spirit, often taking animal form.
One who performs domestic service in the household of a high official.
A person who frequents a place.
Known to one, or generally known; commonplace.
There’s a familiar face; that tune sounds familiar.
I'm quite familiar with this system; she's not familiar with manual gears.
Intimate or friendly.
We are on familiar terms now; our neighbour is not familiar
Don’t be familiar with me, boy!
Of or pertaining to a family; familial.
(witchcraft) An attendant spirit, often in animal or demon form.
The witch’s familiar was a black cat.
(obsolete) A member of one's family or household.
A member of a pope's or bishop's household.
(obsolete) A close friend.
(historical) The officer of the Inquisition who arrested suspected people.
Of or pertaining to a family; domestic.
Closely acquainted or intimate, as a friend or companion; well versed in, as any subject of study; as, familiar with the Scriptures.
Characterized by, or exhibiting, the manner of an intimate friend; not formal; unconstrained; easy; accessible.
Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.
Well known; well understood; common; frequent; as, a familiar illustration.
That war, or peace, or both at once, may beAs things acquainted and familiar to us.
There is nothing more familiar than this.
Improperly acquainted; wrongly intimate.
An intimate; a companion.
All my familiars watched for my halting.
An attendant demon or evil spirit.
A confidential officer employed in the service of the tribunal, especially in apprehending and imprisoning the accused.
A person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support
A person who is frequently in the company of another;
Drinking companions
Comrades in arms
A spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard
Well known or easily recognized;
A familiar figure
Familiar songs
Familiar guests
Within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange;
Familiar ordinary objects found in every home
A familiar everyday scene
A familiar excuse
A day like any other filled with familiar duties and experiences
(usually followed by `with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly;
Conversant with business trends
Familiar with the complex machinery
He was familiar with those roads
Having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship;
On familiar terms
Pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders

Familiar Sentences

He has a familiar face, but I can't remember his name.
The scent of jasmine is familiar and always reminds me of summer evenings.
The storyline of the movie was quite familiar, similar to a book I read.
Seeing the familiar landscape made me feel at home again.
The streets of my hometown are as familiar to me as the back of my hand.
Her voice was so familiar that I recognized her immediately.
The song on the radio was familiar; I must have heard it before.
Walking into the old school building felt eerily familiar.
Familiar surroundings can have a calming effect on people.
That tune is familiar; it must be from a famous TV show.
Seeing the familiar skyline of the city filled me with excitement.
The way he laughs is so familiar; it's just like his father's.
Her kind gesture was familiar and much appreciated.
The teacher's advice sounded familiar, like something my parents would say.
I find the layout of this software very familiar because it's similar to what I use at work.
The familiar sight of the old bridge made me smile as I approached my hometown.
The routine at this camp is becoming quite familiar now.
Familiar flavors in the dish brought back memories of my grandmother's cooking.
The voice on the phone was immediately familiar, even after years.
The concept explained by the professor was not entirely familiar to me.
Every time I visit, the city seems less familiar than before.
Familiar faces in photographs bring back a flood of memories.
The path through the woods felt familiar, even after so many years.
His handwriting is so familiar; I'd recognize it anywhere.
This book's plot feels familiar, like a classic fairy tale.


Why is it called familiar?

It comes from the Latin word "familiāris," related to family or household.

What is the plural form of familiar?

Familiars, when referring to supernatural entities.

What is the pronunciation of familiar?

/fəˈmɪl.jər/ in American English.

Which vowel is used before familiar?

"A," as in "a familiar place."

What is the singular form of familiar?


Is familiar an abstract noun?


What is the root word of familiar?

Latin "familiāris."

Which preposition is used with familiar?

"With," as in "familiar with."

Which conjunction is used with familiar?

"And," as in "familiar and comfortable."

What is the verb form of familiar?


Is familiar an adverb?


Is the familiar term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically.

How do we divide familiar into syllables?


What is a stressed syllable in familiar?

The second syllable, "mil."

What part of speech is familiar?

Adjective or noun, depending on context.

What is the second form of familiar?

There is no second form.

Which article is used with familiar?

"A" or "the," depending on context.

Is familiar a countable noun?


Is the word familiar imperative?


What is the opposite of familiar?


Is familiar a negative or positive word?

Neutral; context-dependent.

What is another term for familiar?


What is the third form of familiar?

There is no third form.

Is familiar a noun or adjective?

Mainly an adjective, but can be a noun in specific contexts like the occult.

Is familiar a vowel or consonant?

It starts with a consonant (F).

Is familiar a collective noun?


What is the first form of familiar?


How many syllables are in familiar?


Which determiner is used with familiar?

"The" or "a," depending on context.

How is familiar used in a sentence?

"The landscape is familiar to me."
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