how to pronounce standby


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the above transcription of standby 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.

standby is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of standby pronunciation

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

“… like having your DVR on standby right it …”

meaning of standby

Standby means to wait for something to happen.

standby frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word standby occurs in english on average 1.8 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 standby 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 standby can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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