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

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word standby:

noun (plural standbys)
[mass noun]
1readiness for duty or immediate deployment:
buses were placed on standby for the journey to London
[count noun] a person or thing ready to be deployed immediately, especially if needed as backup in an emergency:
a generator was kept as a standby in case of power failure
[as modifier]:
a standby rescue vessel
an operational mode of an electrical appliance in which the power is switched on but the appliance is not actually functioning:
switch off the TV at night instead of leaving it on standby
[as modifier] denoting an economic or financial measure prepared for implementation in specified circumstances:
a standby credit facility
2the state of waiting to secure an unreserved place for a journey or performance, allocated on the basis of earliest availability:
passengers were obliged to go on standby
[count noun] a person waiting to secure an unreserved place for a journey or performance:
standbys are allowed to board when all the passengers with confirmed reservations are seated