how to pronounce standby

/ˈstændˈbaɪ/

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standby is pronounced in two syllables

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stændbaɪ

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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.

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