how to pronounce play

/plɛɪ/

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The above transcription of play 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.

play is pronounced in one syllable

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of play

plɛɪ

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

“… it's also free to play and in this game …”

meaning of play

Play means to take part in an activity for enjoyment.

words with pronunciation similar to play

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