how to pronounce alley


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the above transcription of alley is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

alley is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of alley in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… jumped out from an alley and dragged you …”

meaning of alley

An alley is a narrow street between buildings.

alley frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word alley occurs in english on average 8.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics alley can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that alley can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to alley


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