how to pronounce серый


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the above transcription of серый 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.

серый is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of серый in a speech by a native speaker of standard russian:

“… а источник белый был серый белый клык …”

meanings of серый


  1. Unremarkable, mundane, mediocre.
  2. Dim, ignorant, uneducated.
  3. Grey, gray.
  4. Dull, dreary.
  5. Not quite legal.


  1. Wolf.
  2. Cop.

серый frequency in russian - C1 level of CEFR

the word серый occurs in russian on average 16.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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