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nay

 
pronunciation:
neI
parts of speech:
adverb, noun
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: adverb
definition: no. The word "nay" used to be part of common speech but now is only used to say "no" in voting.
The congresswoman voted nay on the tax bill.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a vote against.
Out of all the votes cast, there were only two nays.
similar words:
negative
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word neigh (the sound of a horse)? The words nay and neigh sound alike but have different meanings.