how to pronounce fay


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fay is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… in the new eyes of tammy fay trailer …”

meanings of fay


  1. To join or unite closely or tightly.
  2. To cleanse; clean out.
  3. To fit.
  4. To lie close together.
  5. To fadge.


  1. Fitted closely together.
  2. Fairy like.
  3. White; white-skinned.


  1. An Anglo-Irish surname, Anglicized from de Fae a Norman family that settled in Ireland.
  2. An Irish surname, anglicized from Ó Fiaich and Ó Fathaigh.
  3. A female given name, pet form of Faith or Frances; often used as a middle name.


  1. A white person.
  2. A fairy.

fay frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word fay occurs in english on average 1.1 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 fay 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 fay can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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