how to pronounce mayday


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the above transcription of mayday 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.

mayday is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… their mayday calls have been picked up a …”

meaning of mayday

Mayday is a distress call used by ships and aircraft.

mayday frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word mayday occurs in english on average 0.6 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 mayday 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 mayday can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to mayday


words that rhyme with mayday


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