how to pronounce hays


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hays is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… sex violence and drug use the Hays Code …”

meanings of hays


  1. A male given name.
  2. A city and county of Texas.
  3. A census-designated place in North Carolina.
  4. A surname​.
  5. A hamlet in Alberta, Canada.
  6. A census-designated place in Montana.
  7. A city, the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas.


  1. Plural of hay.


  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hay.

hays frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hays occurs in english on average 0.8 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.

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