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stray is pronounced in one syllable
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An example use of stray in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… zone to never stray out of your …”
meanings of stray
An area of common land or place administered for the use of general domestic animals, i.e. "the stray".
One who is lost, either literally or metaphorically.
The act of wandering or going astray.
Any domestic animal that has no enclosure, or its proper place and company, and wanders at large, or is lost; an estray.
To wander from one's limits; to rove or roam at large; to go astray.
To wander from the path of duty or rectitude; to err.
To wander, as from a direct course; to deviate, or go out of the way.
To cause to stray.
In the wrong place; misplaced.
Having gone astray; strayed; wandering.
stray frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR
the word stray occurs in english on average 7.5 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.