how to pronounce sly


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the above transcription of sly 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.

sly is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… demonstrating with every sly move that …”

meaning of sly

Sly means cunning, crafty, or shrewd.

sly frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word sly occurs in english on average 3.7 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.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to sly


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