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N n


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [en]
    • /ɛn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [en]
    • /ɛn/

Definitions of n word

  • noun plural n the 14th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant. 1
  • noun plural n any spoken sound represented by the letter N or n, as in now, dinner, son, etc. 1
  • noun plural n something having the shape of an N . 1
  • noun plural n a written or printed representation of the letter N or n. 1
  • noun plural n a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter N or n. 1
  • abbreviation N Name. 1

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Origin of n

First appearance:

before 1125
One of the 6% oldest English words
1125-75; Middle English, unstressed phonetic variant of and

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for N


n popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

n usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for n

verb n

  • moan — a prolonged, low, inarticulate sound uttered from or as if from physical or mental suffering.
  • grumble — to murmur or mutter in discontent; complain sullenly.
  • regret — to feel sorrow or remorse for (an act, fault, disappointment, etc.): He no sooner spoke than he regretted it.
  • lament — to feel or express sorrow or regret for: to lament his absence.
  • wish — to want; desire; long for (usually followed by an infinitive or a clause): I wish to travel. I wish that it were morning.

noun n

  • animalculum — animalcule.
  • animalcule — a microscopic animal such as an amoeba or rotifer
  • protozoa — a major grouping or superphylum of the kingdom Protista, comprising the protozoans.

Antonyms for n

verb n

  • compliment — A compliment is a polite remark that you say to someone to show that you like their appearance, appreciate their qualities, or approve of what they have done.
  • praise — the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.
  • dislike — to regard with displeasure, antipathy, or aversion: I dislike working. I dislike oysters.
  • hate — to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.

noun plural n

  • min — a group of Chinese languages spoken in southeastern China, including Foochow and Fukienese.

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