how to pronounce mainstay


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the above transcription of mainstay 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.

mainstay is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… 1655 real-ass is a mainstay of casino …”

meanings of mainstay


  1. Someone or something that can be depended on to make a regular contribution.
  2. A stabilising rope from the top of the mainmast to the bottom of the foremast.
  3. A chief support.

mainstay frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word mainstay occurs in english on average 1.4 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 mainstay 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 mainstay can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to mainstay


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