how to pronounce allay


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allay is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of allay in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… can allay those fears it might be …”

meanings of allay


  1. To mix (metals); to mix with a baser metal; to alloy; to deteriorate.
  2. To alleviate; to abate; to mitigate.
  3. To make worse by the introduction of inferior elements.
  4. To subside, abate, become peaceful.
  5. To make quiet or put at rest; to pacify or appease; to quell; to calm.


  1. An alloy.
  2. Alleviation; abatement; check.

allay frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word allay occurs in english on average 1.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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