how to pronounce volleyball


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the above transcription of volleyball 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.

volleyball is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… athletic gear such as volleyball nets …”

meanings of volleyball


  1. A game played on a rectangular court between two teams of two to six players which involves striking a ball back and forth over a net.
  2. The inflated ball used in such a game.

volleyball frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word volleyball occurs in english on average 0.9 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 volleyball 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 volleyball can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to volleyball


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