how to pronounce jail


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the above transcription of jail 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.

jail is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… all right if you're in jail you can't …”

meaning of jail

Jail is a place where people are kept in custody by the state.

jail frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word jail 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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