how to pronounce tray


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tray is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… them out to eat hide them on a tray I'm …”

meanings of tray


  1. The items on a full tray.
  2. Alternative form of trey (“third branch of deer's antler").
  3. A small, typically rectangular or round, flat, and rigid object upon which things are carried.
  4. A component of a device into which an item is placed for use in the device's operations.
  5. The platform of a truck that supports the load to be hauled.
  6. Trouble; annoyance; anger.
  7. A type of retail or wholesale packaging for CPUs where the processors are sold in bulk and/or with minimal packaging.
  8. A notification area used for icons and alerts.


  1. To grieve; to annoy.
  2. To place (items) on a tray.
  3. To slide down a snow-covered hill on a tray from a cafeteria.
  4. To betray.

tray frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word tray occurs in english on average 13 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.

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

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to tray


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