how to pronounce subway


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The above transcription of subway 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.

subway is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and the 24-hour subway is back we have …”

meanings of subway


  1. An underground route for pipes, sewers, etc.
  2. An underground railway, especially for mass transit of people in urban areas.
  3. An underground walkway, tunnel for pedestrians (called pedestrian underpass in US).
  4. A rapid transit system, regardless of the elevation of its right of way.
  5. A train that runs on such an underground railway.


  1. To travel by underground railway.

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