Informal or dialect form of not. nary a murmur or complaint
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- Finally, with nary an extra to be found, not even a trailer, this disc is the very definition of bare bones.
- There's nary a nipple in site, which suggests that the marketing people knew they had to sell the sizzle instead of the steak.
- If this band takes its name from any story, it's clearly this one, and yet, the band makes nary a mention of it.
Mid 18th century: from the phrase ne'er a.
Words that rhyme with naryairy, Azeri, canary, carabinieri, Carey, Cary, chary, clary, contrary, dairy, Dari, faerie, glairy, glary, Guarneri, hairy, lairy, miserere, Nyerere, prairie, Salieri, scary, Tipperary, vary, wary
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