how to pronounce goodbye


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the above transcription of goodbye 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.

goodbye is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… everyone wave goodbye to all that cold …”

meanings of goodbye


  1. Farewell; a formula used to another person or persons when the speaker, writer, or person addressed is departing.


  1. An utterance of goodbye, the wishing of farewell to someone.


  1. To say goodbye; to wish somebody farewell on parting.

goodbye frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word goodbye occurs in english on average 20 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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