Definition of nook in English:

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Pronunciation: /nʊk/


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
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  • 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.
recess, corner, alcove, cranny, crevice, niche, hollow, bay, inglenook, cavity, cubbyhole, pigeonhole, opening, gap, aperture
informal hidey-hole


every nook and cranny

(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
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  • Kids are exploring every nook and cranny, hoping to uncover those holiday presents.
  • I am slowly getting my fan base used to having every nook and cranny of my life exposed on film.
  • To some it might sound crazy to be dashing around the countryside all day, looking for birds in every nook and cranny.


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

Words that rhyme with nook

betook, book, brook, Brooke, Chinook, chook, Coke, cook, Cooke, crook, forsook, Gluck, hook, look, mistook, partook, rook, schnook, schtuck, Shilluk, shook, Tobruk, took, undercook, undertook

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