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nook

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Pronunciation: /nʊk
 
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Definition of nook in English:

noun

A corner or recess, especially one offering seclusion or security: the nook beside the fire the fish should be able to find nooks and crannies in which they will be safe
More example sentences
  • They hugged table-legs, raced up walls, skulked under shelves and stood shivering in nooks and corners.
  • A considerable number of Goan artifacts decorate the nooks and corners.
  • Doubtless the politicians will enjoy plotting and scheming in the Jacobean nooks and corners.
Synonyms
recess, corner, alcove, cranny, crevice, niche, hollow, bay, inglenook, cavity, cubbyhole, pigeonhole, opening, gap, aperture
informal hidey-hole

Origin

Middle English (denoting a corner or fragment): of unknown origin.

Phrases

every nook and cranny

1
(also chiefly Indian every nook and corner)
Every part or aspect of something: the party reached into every nook and cranny of people’s lives
More example sentences
  • The point of that puzzle wasn't to test people's mental images of every nook and cranny of the borders between the 50 states.
  • That night, the audience is great: standing, dancing, wedged into every nook and cranny of the prison set.
  • Perhaps it was overload from a year of political rhetoric that has permeated every nook and cranny of the media.

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