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nary

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Pronunciation: /ˈnɛːri
 
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Definition of nary in English:

adjective

Informal or dialect form of not. there was nary a murmur or complaint
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

mid 18th century: from the phrase ne'er a.

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