how to pronounce astray


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the above transcription of astray 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.

astray is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… be led astray by evil influences we …”

meanings of astray


  1. In a wrong or unknown and wrongly-motivated direction.

astray frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word astray occurs in english on average 2.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics astray 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 astray can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to astray


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