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Definition of "cay" [cay]

  • A small, low island composed largely of coral or sand. (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.

Use "cay" in a sentence
  • "La regista è Cayetana Vidal alias cay presso Furia Films."
  • "The coral cay, which is surrounded by a delicate coral reef, is near the seabird and turtle nesting sanctuary of North West Island, where clumps of oil about five metres apart stained about one kilometre of beach."
  • "His thoughts were interupted by the pilot pointing to a tiny island … really a cay … off the coast of Nicaragua and indicating that the cay was my destination."