how to pronounce outlay


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the above transcription of outlay 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.

outlay is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… okay outlay then let me put the door …”

meanings of outlay


  1. A laying out or expending; that which is laid out or expended.
  2. A remote haunt or habitation.
  3. The spending of money, or an expenditure.


  1. To spend, or distribute money.
  2. To lay or spread out; expose; display.

outlay frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word outlay occurs in english on average 2.4 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 outlay 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 outlay can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to outlay


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