How to pronounce delay


Pronounce Delay as D EH L AH Y.

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Phonetic transcription for delay

  • Traditional IPA Phonetic transcription of delay: | dɛlæj |
  • Modern IPA Phonetic transcription of delay: | dɛlæʌ |

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Meanings for delay

to postpone something

delay, hold, time lag, postponement, wait(noun)

time during which some action is awaited

"instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"

delay, holdup(verb)

the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time

delay, detain, hold up(verb)

cause to be slowed down or delayed

"Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"


act later than planned, scheduled, or required

"Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"

stay, detain, delay(verb)

stop or halt

"Please stay the bloodshed!"

check, retard, delay(verb)

slow the growth or development of

"The brain damage will retard the child's language development"

an instance or period of being prevented from going about one's business

there was a delay for our boarding while the airplane unloaded incoming passengers

to move or act slowly

she ordered the kids to stop delaying and to get to bed

to assign to a later time

our guests delayed their departure until after dinner

Example Sentences of delay

I apologize for the delay in replying.

I apologize for the delay in sending the agenda.

The delay forced us to stay overnight in an expensive hotel.

We have to allow for the delay of the train.

The delay was unavoidable.

His delay made the situation all the worse.

The weather will delay the start of the race.

Possibly, the accident will delay his arrival.

In case the shipment is delayed, we have special delay insurance.

We apologize for the delay and regret any inconvenience it may have caused.

Synonyms for delay

clutch grip storage area keep holdup detainment deferral handle hold appreciation handgrip wait cargo area detention postponement waiting custody clasp cargo deck clench clutches grasp time lag deferment cargo hold stickup armed robbery heist go live detain stick up stay last confine hold up hold out sustain hold water live on support check retard endure stand up withstand defy survive quell bide stick last out ride out persist rest appease remain stick around abide stay on stay put outride continue checker slow up slow down moderate mark slow watch look into crack check up on arrest go over tick off match tick fit hold back stop ascertain determine assure find out agree turn back check into train break control check off check out learn curb see to it see chequer discipline mark off tally ensure decelerate hold in suss out contain check over jibe condition correspond insure gibe adjourn put off suspend postpone defer forslow put on ice baffle balk bar block clog counteract embarrass encumber foil frustrate hamper hinder impede interrupt obstruct oppose prevent resist thwart procrastinate stave off let lie over step linger tarry procrastination deferring the fabian policy masterly inactivity hinderance delays delaying retardation delayed backlog late backwardness deadline lag lateness tardiness demora ado postponed time limit period slippage postpones overdue behind timeframe time holdback holding pattern crawl creep dally dawdle diddle dillydally drag loiter lollygag lallygag mope poke shilly shally hold off (on) hold over lay over put over remit shelve

Delay in different languages

  • سوف, تأخير, تأخرArabic
  • отлагане отлагам забавям забавяне закъснение Bulgarian
  • zpoždění Czech
  • verzögerung etwas verschieben sich verspäten German
  • αναβάλλω Greek
  • retraso demora demorar retrasar Spanish
  • دیرکرد درنگ Persian
  • siirtää viivästys viivyttää viivästyttää Finnish
  • retard délai retarder French
  • faillí Irish
  • dàilScots Gaelic
  • לעכב, איחורHebrew
  • देर विलंब Hindi
  • tardigarEsperanto
  • töf Icelandic
  • 遅延, 遅れ, 遅らせるJapanese
  • دوای ئه‌خات دواخستن پاشخستن Kurdish
  • akutōtanga, whakaakutōMaori
  • tangguhkan Malay
  • uitstellen vertraging Dutch
  • demorar atraso demora mora atrasar Portuguese
  • apatatayQuechua
  • întârzia întârziere amâna Romanian
  • промедление отложи́ть заде́рживать задержка опоздание откла́дывать задержа́ть Russian
  • sklz Slovak
  • skjuta upp försening Swedish
  • ఆలస్యముTegulu
  • ertelemek gecikme rötar Turkish
  • затримкаUkrainian
  • دیرUrdu
  • hoãn trì hoãn Vietnamese

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