how to pronounce delay


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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 is pronounced in two syllables

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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.

delay frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word delay occurs in english on average 32.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics delay 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 delay can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to delay


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