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División en sílabas: sal·ly
Pronunciación: /ˈsalē
 
/

sustantivo (plural sallies)

1A sudden charge out of a besieged place against the enemy; a sortie.
1.1A brief journey or sudden start into activity.
1.2A witty or lively remark, especially one made as an attack or as a diversion in an argument; a retort.
Example sentences
  • Michael furiously takes down all the witty sallies and asides, converting the evening into his next gay play, and, hopefully, a success.
  • The show was certainly a lively, fast-moving, hilarious affair salted with quick-firing sallies of naval wit and wisdom.
  • In response to each new sally of witticism, the Indians would break into uncontrollable fits of merriment.
Sinónimos
witticism, smart remark, quip, barb, pleasantry;
joke, pun, jest, bon mot;
retort, riposte, counter, rejoinder
informal gag, wisecrack, comeback

verbo (sallies, sallying, sallied)

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1Make a military sortie: they sallied out to harass the enemy
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Richard hesitated to land, not knowing the situation, but as soon as the garrison saw the sails, they sallied out to attack.
  • The city guard sallied out and drove away the Crusaders, but the Franks returned to Civetot laden with booty and regaling everyone with tales of their great ‘victory.’
  • Forced to rely on their own resources, they sallied out of the city walls and routed Rory's army.
1.1 formal or humorous Set out from a place to do something: I made myself presentable and sallied forth
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • So it was with great anticipation and alacrity that G.H.S. Tramp Club enthusiasts sallied forth every third Saturday.
  • So after about 20 minutes attempting 73 different and equally ridiculous configurations of the harness, including one that actually prevented BJ from standing up, we bravely sallied forth.
  • We sallied forth to Finsbury Park around three o'clock, joining the tens of thousands that were in attendance already, and the seemingly equal number that filed in thereafter as we sat and waited for further friends to arrive.

Origen

late Middle English: from French saillie, feminine past participle (used as a noun) of saillir 'come or jut out', from Old French salir 'to leap', from Latin salire.

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División en sílabas: sal·ly
Pronunciación: /ˈsalē
 
/

sustantivo (plural sallies)

The part of a bell rope that has colored wool woven into it to provide a grip for the bell-ringer’s hands.
Example sentences
  • There are two parts to the bell rope – the tail and the soft sally, which are pulled alternately to make the bell ring.
  • The teaching of the ringing of the backstroke ends when you can confidently let the learner ring it without intervention and you feel that he can set the bell at will and he can recover if the sally is not pulled with the correct strength.

Origen

mid 17th century (denoting the first movement of a bell when set for ringing): perhaps from sally1 in the sense 'leaping motion'.

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Entrada del diccionario de Inglés británico e internacional

(also sallee)

sustantivo (plural sallies or sallees)

Australian
Any of a number of acacias and eucalyptuses that resemble willows.
  • Several species, including white sally (Eucalyptus pauciflora, family Myrtaceae)

Origen

late 19th century: dialect variant of sallow2.

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