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tally

[ tal-ee ]
/ 藞t忙l i /
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noun, plural tal路lies.
verb (used with object), tal路lied, tal路ly路ing.
verb (used without object), tal路lied, tal路ly路ing.
to correspond, as one part of a tally with the other; accord or agree: Does his story tally with hers?
to score a point or make a goal, as in a game.
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Origin of tally

1275鈥1325; (noun) Middle English taly<Medieval Latin talia, variant of Latin t膩lea rod, cutting, literally, heel-piece, derivative of t膩lus heel; (v.) late Middle English talyen, derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM tally

tal路li路er, nounre路tal路ly, noun, plural re路tal路lies, verb, re路tal路lied, re路tal路ly路ing.un路tal路lied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tally

tally
/ (藞t忙l瑟) /

verb -lies, -lying or -lied
noun plural -lies

Derived forms of tally

tallier, noun

Word Origin for tally

C15: from Medieval Latin t膩lea, from Latin: a stick; related to Latin t膩lus heel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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