how to pronounce gray


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gray is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… in other words no gray ball but an angry …”

meanings of gray


  1. A penny with a tail on both sides, used for cheating.
  2. An achromatic colour intermediate between black and white.
  3. An extraterrestrial humanoid with grayish skin, bulbous black eyes, and an enlarged head.
  4. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of absorbed dose of radiation (radiation absorbed by a patient); one joule of energy absorbed per kilogram of the patient's mass. Symbol: Gy.
  5. An animal or thing of grey colour, such as a horse, badger, or salmon.


  1. Dreary, gloomy.
  2. Having a color somewhere between white and black, as the ash of an ember.
  3. Having an indistinct, disputed or uncertain quality.
  4. Relating to older people.


  1. To cause to become gray.
  2. To give a soft effect to (a photograph) by covering the negative while printing with a ground-glass plate.
  3. To turn progressively older, alluding to graying of hair through aging (used in context of the population of a geographic region).
  4. To become gray.


  1. A surname; originally a nickname for someone with a gray beard or hair.
  2. A city, the county seat of Jones County, Georgia, United States.
  3. A male given name.

gray frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word gray occurs in english on average 28 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.

topics gray 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 gray can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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