how to pronounce decay


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the above transcription of decay 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.

decay is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… we we all start to decay and fall apart …”

meaning of decay

Decay means to become decayed or to cause decay.

decay frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word decay occurs in english on average 5.9 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 decay 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 decay can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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