how to pronounce laid


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laid is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… pain because my well-laid plans have …”

meanings of laid


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of lay.


  1. Marked with parallel lines, as if ribbed, from wires in the mould.

laid frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word laid occurs in english on average 41.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to laid


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