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left·o·ver

leftover

 
pronunciation:
left o vr
features:
Language Note
part of speech: noun
definition: a part of something that was not used.
She served leftovers from yesterday's dinner.
synonyms:
remainder, scrap
similar words:
butt, surplus
Language Note
For use before a noun, the one-word adjective "leftover" is used, as in "leftover meatloaf" or "leftover tasks." The divided adjective "left over" is not used in this way. It's also important to note that the pronunciation of the two adjectives differ. The one-word adjective has its primary stress on the first syllable, "left." The two-word adjective has its primary stress on the "o" of "over."