how to pronounce volley


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the above transcription of volley 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.

volley is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… soldiers fired a cacophonous volley at a …”

meanings of volley


  1. The simultaneous firing of a number of missiles or bullets; the projectiles so fired.
  2. The flight of a ball just before it bounces.
  3. A sending of the ball full to the top of the wicket.
  4. A shot in which the ball is played before it hits the ground.
  5. A burst or emission of many things at once.


  1. To sound together.
  2. To hit the ball before it touches the ground.
  3. To be fired in a volley.
  4. To fire a volley of shots.
  5. To make a volley.

volley frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word volley occurs in english on average 2.7 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.

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