how to pronounce yea


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the above transcription of yea 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.

yea is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… people right they yea I'm guessing …”

meanings of yea


  1. Misspelling of yay.
  2. Alternative spelling of yeah.
  3. Yeah, right, yes.


  1. Yes, indeed.
  2. Thus, so (now often accompanied by a hand gesture).


  1. Or even, or more like, nay. Introduces a stronger and more appropriate expression than the preceding one.


  1. An affirmative vote, usually but not always spoken Antonym: nay.

yea frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word yea occurs in english on average 6.3 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 yea 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 yea can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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