how to pronounce foray


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the above transcription of foray 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.

foray is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… it and that was my first foray into …”

meanings of foray


  1. A sudden or irregular incursion in border warfare; hence, any irregular incursion for war or spoils; a raid.
  2. A brief excursion or attempt, especially outside one's accustomed sphere.


  1. To scour (an area or place) for food, treasure, booty etc.
  2. To pillage; to ravage.

foray frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word foray occurs in english on average 1.3 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.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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