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

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

Oxford dictionary definition of the word plain:

adjective
1not decorated or elaborate; simple or basic in character:
good plain food
everyone dined at a plain wooden table
without a pattern; in only one colour:
a plain fabric
bearing no indication as to contents or affiliation:
donations can be put in a plain envelope
(of paper) without lines.
2easy to perceive or understand; clear:
the advantages were plain to see
it was plain that something was wrong
[attributive] (of written or spoken usage) clearly expressed, without the use of technical or abstruse terms:
an insurance policy written in plain English
not using concealment or deception; frank:
there were indrawn breaths at such plain speaking
3not distinguished by any particular beauty; ordinary looking:
a plain, round-faced woman
having no pretensions; not remarkable or special:
a plain, honest man with no nonsense about him
4 [attributive] sheer; simple (used for emphasis):
the main problem is just plain exhaustion
5(of a knitting stitch) made by putting the needle through the front of the stitch from left to right. Compare with purl1.
adverb
informal
1 [as submodifier] used for emphasis:
perhaps the youth was just plain stupid
2clearly or unequivocally:
I’m finished with you, I’ll tell you plain
noun
a large area of flat land with few trees:
the coastal plain
Phrases

as plain as the nose on someone’s face
informal very obvious:
I knew what he was up to—it was as plain as the nose on his face
plain and simple
informal used to emphasize the statement preceding or following:
she was a nuisance, plain and simple
plain as day
informal very clearly.
Derivatives

plainly
adverb
[as sentence adverb]:
her mother was plainly anxious to leave
plainness
Pronunciation: /ˈpleɪnnɪs/
noun
Origin:

Middle English: from Old French plain, from Latin planus, from a base meaning ‘flat’