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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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.

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