Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: sally
IPA transcription: [s'├Žli]
Pronunciations of sally
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noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: wisecrack, crack, sally, quip
    Meaning: witty remark
Usage examples
  • "Here, Sally, Betty--whatever your name is--ain't there nobody at home?"
  • A few minutes before the officers arrived the dwarf received warning from Sally Brass, but he had no time to get away.
  • Well, I must go home now to see that Sally cooks up a few of Mr. Johnson's crotchets for supper." And she began to hurry away.
  • Then the Butcher contrived an ingenious plan For making a separate sally; And had fixed on a spot unfrequented by man, A dismal and desolate valley.
  • Newcastle, having carried on the attack of Hull for some time, was beat off by a sally of the garrison, and suffered so much that he thought proper to raise the siege.
  • Aware of her enemy, Lady Tippins tries a youthful sally or two, and tries the eye-glass; but, from the impenetrable cap and snorting armour of the stoney aunt all weapons rebound powerless.
  • One night, while this little drudge was prowling about above stairs, she overheard Brass telling his sister, Sally (who was his partner and colder and crueler and more wicked even than he was), the trick he was going to play.
  • Sally, or rather Sarah (for what young lady of common gentility will reach the age of sixteen without altering her name as far as she can?), must from situation be at this time the intimate friend and confidante of her sister.
  • Therefore it is that he scurries from some open place of revelation, some storm of emotion, some strength-testing struggle, back into the shelter of the obvious; finding it an intellectual environment that demands no slightest expenditure of mental energy or initiative, strength to sally forth again into the unfamiliar.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Watchmen, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Baba O'Riley, License CC BY-SA 4.0
2. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Siege, License CC BY-SA 4.0
3. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Thomas Jefferson, License CC BY-SA 4.0
4. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording The Cat in the Hat (film), License CC BY-SA 4.0
5. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Susan J. Douglas, License CC BY-SA 4.0
6. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Elfin woods warbler, License CC BY-SA 4.0