how to pronounce salary


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salary is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… have more than the salary that i'm …”

meanings of salary


  1. A fixed amount of money paid to a worker, usually calculated on a monthly or annual basis, not hourly, as wages. Implies a degree of professionalism and/or autonomy.


  1. To pay on the basis of a period of a week or longer, especially to convert from another form of compensation.


  1. Saline.

salary frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word salary occurs in english on average 9.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

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