how to pronounce mainstay

/ˈmɛɪnˌstɛɪ/

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mainstay is pronounced in two syllables

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mɛɪnstɛɪ

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

“… she was the mainstay would you call her …”

meanings of mainstay

noun:

  1. Someone or something that can be depended on to make a regular contribution.
  2. A stabilising rope from the top of the mainmast to the bottom of the foremast.
  3. A chief support.

words with pronunciation similar to mainstay

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