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The above transcription of belay 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.

belay is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… working on this indie belay beaded …”

meanings of belay


  1. To surround; environ; enclose.
  2. To lay aside; stop; cancel.
  3. To besiege; invest; surround.
  4. To overlay; adorn.
  5. The general command to stop or cease.
  6. To make (a rope) fast by turning it around a fastening point such as a cleat or piton.
  7. To lie in wait for in order to attack; block up or obstruct.
  8. To secure (a person) to a rope or (a rope) to a person.


  1. The securing of a rope to a rock or other projection.
  2. The object to which a rope is secured.
  3. A location at which a climber stops and builds an anchor with which to secure their partner.


  1. A surname​.

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