how to pronounce bayou


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the above transcription of bayou 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.

bayou is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of bayou pronunciation

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

“… yeah we found ourselves in the Bayou we …”

meaning of bayou

Bayou is a swampy area in the southern United States.

bayou frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bayou occurs in english on average 1.6 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 bayou 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 bayou can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to bayou


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