how to pronounce waylay


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waylay is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of waylay


  1. To lie in wait for and attack from ambush.
  2. To accost or intercept unexpectedly.

waylay frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word waylay 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 waylay 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 waylay can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) leisure and entertainment;

4) people, society, and culture;

5) transport and travel;

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