how to pronounce baby


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baby is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… wife my mom and my baby girl will all be …”

meanings of baby


  1. A person who is new to or inexperienced in something.
  2. Unborn young; a fetus.
  3. A small image of an infant; a doll.
  4. An affectionate term for anything.
  5. A person who is immature, infantile or feeble.
  6. A very young human, particularly from birth to a couple of years old or until walking is fully mastered.
  7. A pet project or responsibility.
  8. A form of address to a man or a woman considered to be attractive.
  9. A term of endearment used to refer to or address one's girlfriend, boyfriend or spouse.
  10. The lastborn of a family; the youngest sibling, irrespective of age.
  11. Any very young animal, especially a vertebrate; many species have specific names for their babies, such as kittens for the babies of cats, puppies for the babies of dogs, and chicks for the babies of birds. See :Category:Baby animals for more.


  1. Picked when small and immature (as in baby corn, baby potatoes).
  2. Like or pertaining to a baby, in size or youth; small, young.
  3. Newest (overall, or in some group or state), most inexperienced.


  1. To tend (something) with care; to be overly attentive to (something), fuss over.
  2. To coddle; to pamper somebody like an infant.

baby frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word baby occurs in english on average 239.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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