how to pronounce splay


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splay is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… it and they kind of splay out as they …”

meanings of splay


  1. To turn on one side; to render oblique; to slope or slant, as the side of a door, window, etc.
  2. To dislocate, as a shoulder bone.
  3. To spread; spread out.
  4. To rearrange (a splay tree) so that a desired element is placed at the root.
  5. To spay; to castrate.


  1. Flat and ungainly.
  2. Spread out; turned outward.


  1. A slope or bevel, especially of the sides of a door or window, by which the opening is made larger at one face of the wall than at the other, or larger at each of the faces than it is between them.

splay frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word splay occurs in english on average 0.2 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 splay 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 splay can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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