how to pronounce layman


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The above transcription of layman 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.

layman is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the layman would just think oh YouTube's …”

meanings of layman


  1. Lay-sister or lay-brother, person received into a convent of monks, following the vows, but not being member of the order.
  2. Someone who is not a professional in a given field.
  3. Layperson, someone who is not an ordained cleric or member of the clergy.
  4. A generally ignorant person.
  5. A common person.
  6. A person who is untrained or lacks knowledge of a subject.


  1. A surname​.

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