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How to Pronounce outlay?

Correct pronunciation for the word "outlay" is [ˈa͡ʊtle͡ɪ], [ˈa‍ʊtle‍ɪ], [ˈaʊ_t_l_eɪ].

What are the misspellings for outlay?

"Outlay" in context

An outlay is an amount of money that is spent. It's usually thought of as money used for a one-time expense such as buying a new item of furniture or an exciting trip. An outlay is often used when contrasting with investment, which is spent expecting future earnings.

Outlays can be a personal item, such as when someone is planning on buying new furniture or a luxury item they've wanted their whole life. Alternatively, outlays can be corporate, such as when a business decides to buy a new piece of equipment or to lease new office space.

What are similar-sounding words for outlay?

Usage over time for outlay:

This graph shows how "outlay" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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