how to pronounce delay

/dɪˈlɛɪ/

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the above transcription of delay 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.

delay frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word delay occurs in english on average 15.7 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.

delay is pronounced in two syllables

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dɪlɛɪ

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

“… it's about you don't delay it all out …”

meaning of delay

Delay means to put off until a later time.

words with pronunciation similar to delay

decaydetainrelaterepaywaylaydemesnedismaydefrayrelyallay

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