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Pronunciation of Lay: Learn how to pronounce Lay in English correctly

Learn how to say Lay correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word lay:

verb (past and past participle laid /leɪd/)
1 [with object and adverbial of place] put (something) down gently or carefully:
she laid the baby in his cot
[with object] prevent (something) from rising off the ground:
there may have been the odd light shower just to lay the dust
2 [with object] put down and set in position for use:
it is advisable to have your carpet laid by a professional
British set cutlery, crockery, etc. on (a table) in preparation for a meal:
she laid the table for dinner
(often be laid with) cover (a surface) with objects or a substance:
the floor was laid with mattresses
put the material for (a fire) in place and arrange it:
he was making newspaper knots before laying a fire in the fireplace
prepare (a trap) for someone:
she wouldn’t put it past him to lay a trap for her
work out (an idea or suggestion) in detail ready for use or presentation:
I’d like more time to lay my plans
(lay something before) present information or suggestions to be considered and acted upon by (someone):
he laid before Parliament proposals for the establishment of the committee
locate (an episode in a play, novel, etc.) in a particular place:
no one who knew the area could be in doubt where the scene was laid
[with object] stake (an amount of money) in a bet:
she suspected he was pulling her leg, but she wouldn’t have laid money on it
3 [with object] used with an abstract noun so that the phrase formed has the same meaning as the verb related to the noun used, e.g. ‘lay the blame on’ means ‘to blame’:
she laid great stress on little courtesies
4 [with object] (of a female bird, insect, reptile, or amphibian) produce (an egg) from inside the body:
flamingos lay only one egg
[no object]:
the hens were laying at the same rate as usual
5 [with object] vulgar slang have sexual intercourse with.
6 [with object] Nautical follow (a specified course):
I’m going to lay a course for Ibiza harbour
7 [with object] trim (a hedge) back, cutting the branches half through, bending them down, and interweaving them:
most hedges are no longer laid