how to pronounce why

/ˈwaɪ/

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The above transcription of why 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.

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waɪ

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

“… of their lives to say why am i doing all …”

meaning of why

Why is a word that is used to ask questions about the cause, reason, or motive of something.

words with pronunciation similar to why

wineryewrypiguyliepiewightwaysigh

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