Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “nay”

nay

adverb (EVEN MORE)    /neɪ/ formal
used to introduce a second and more extreme phrase in a sentence when the first phrase was not strong enough: It is my pleasure, nay (my) privilege, to introduce tonight's guest speaker.Connecting words joining words or phrases with similar or related meanings
(Definition of nay adverb (EVEN MORE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of nay

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More