1. a game in which one player specifies the initial letter of the name of an object that he can see, which the other players then try to guess

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How to use I-spy in a sentence

  • Yes, I'll do that if you'll come out afterwards for a game of I-spy 'round the meetin'-house.

  • Sometimes he will stop a moment quite near and call—'I-spy-it, I-spy-it,' and then fly off and challenge you to a new chase.

    Citizen Bird | Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
  • I-spy, ī′-spī′, n. a children's game of hide-and-seek, so called from the cry when one is found.

  • As when she goes out on the sidewalk to play "I-spy" with Georgie, the masterful little boy from next door, and his friends.

    Emmy Lou's Road to Grace | George Madden Martin
  • It grew so broad and high that the children might have played I-spy in it,—only there weren't any children.

    Lewis Rand | Mary Johnston