Definition of "y" [y]

  • The 25th letter of the modern English alphabet. (noun)
  • Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter y. (noun)
  • The 25th in a series. (noun)
  • Something shaped like the letter Y. (noun)
  • The symbol for ordinate. (unknown)
  • The 25th letter of the modern English alphabet (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A speech sound represented by this letter, in English usually a semivowel, as in yawn, or a vowel, as in symbol or shy (noun)
  • Something shaped like a Y (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)

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Use "y" in a sentence
  • "But that which was more lamentable, and of all sorowes most heavie to be borne, was that many of their children, by these occasions, and y "great licen - tiousnes of youth in y* - countrie, and y° manifold temp - tations of the place, were drawne away by evill examples into extravagante & dangerous courses, getting y" raines off their neks, & departing from their parents."
  • "And though I doubt not but it will be more fully done by my honourd friends, whom it 'did more di - rectly concerne, and have more pcrticuler knowledg of y° matter, yet I will here give a hinte of y* same, and Gods providence in preventing y' hurte that might have come by y 'same."
  • "[257] Articles of Conffederation betweene y Plantations under y« Govermente of Massachusets, y = Plantations under y*"