how to pronounce motley


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the above transcription of motley 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.

motley is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… yeah our motley crew we've got a few oh …”

meanings of motley


  1. A jester's multicoloured clothes.
  2. An incongruous mixture.
  3. A jester; a fool.


  1. Comprising greatly varied elements, to the point of incongruity; heterogeneous.
  2. Having many colours; variegated.


  1. A surname​.

motley frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word motley 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 motley 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 motley can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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