how to pronounce barley


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barley is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… ingredients are water barley hops and …”

meanings of barley


  1. A village in Hertfordshire, England.
  2. A surname​.
  3. A village in Lancashire, England.


  1. A cereal of the species Hordeum vulgare, or its grains, often used as food or to make beer and other malted drinks.
  2. Seed of Job's tears (Coix lacryma-jobi).

barley frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word barley occurs in english on average 8.1 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 barley 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 barley can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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