how to pronounce clay


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the above transcription of clay 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.

clay is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… thing made out of clay looks real it …”

meaning of clay

Clay is a type of soil or sedimentary rock.

clay frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word clay occurs in english on average 16 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 clay 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 clay can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to clay


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