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Syllabification: nook
Pronunciation: /no͝ok

Definition of nook in English:


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.
recess, corner, alcove, niche, cranny, bay, inglenook, cavity, cubbyhole, pigeonhole;
opening, gap, aperture;
hideaway, hiding place, hideout, shelter


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


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
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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