delay - Writers' Dictionary

How to hyphenate delay

delay is hyphenated as de-lay

How to pronounce delay

delay is pronounced dɪ´lāɪ

Number of syllables in delay

The number of syllables in delay is 2

What part of speech in delay?

delay can be a transitive verb or a noun or an intransitive verb

How common in the word delay?

delay is not ranked in the list of most common words in English

What sentiment does delay convey?

Has a sentiment score of -1 on a scale of -5 to +5

Common collocations after 'delay'

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Common collocations before 'delay'

after, any, day, further, hour, long, might, minute, only, second, should, time, want, will, without

Common collocations of 'delay'

after, any, ask, back, being, can, day, did, even, further, get, hour, just, knew, long, may, might, minute, nothing, now, only, second, see, should, thing, time, want, why, will, without

Words with similar spelling to delay

belay, decay, deray, relay

Synonyms of 'delay'

abide, adjourn, afterthought, arrest, arrestment, await, backwater, bide, bind, Block, blockage, blocking, bog down, brake, check, closure, coast, confine, constriction, continue, countercheck, cramp, curb, dally, damp, dampen, dawdle, decelerate, defer, deferment, deferral, detain, detention, dilly, dillydally, double take, drag, dragging, drift, drone, extend, falter, fixation, flag, flagging, gap, halt, hang-up, hang about, hang back, hesitate, hiatus, hibernate, hinder, hindrance, holdback, holdup, hold back, hold off, hold over, idle, impede, impediment, inhibit, inhibition, interference, interim, interlude, intermeddle, intermit, interrupt, interruption, interval, intervene, jam, keep, keep back, lacuna, lag, lagging, lay aside, lay away, lay over, let, letdown, letup, let down, linger, logjam, loiter, lollygag, lull, meddle, mire, moderate, moratorium, Mull, negativism, obstruct, obstruction, occlusion, oppose, opposition, pause, pigeonhole, poke, postpone, procrastinate, prolong, prorogue, protract, put aside, put away, put off, recess, reef, relax, repress, repression, reprieve, reserve, resist, resistance, respite, rest, restrain, restraint, restriction, retard, retardation, retardment, scotch, set aside, set back, shelve, shilly-shally, sideline, sit back, slacken, slow, slow-up, slowdown, snub, squeeze, stagnate, stall, stand over, stave off, stay, stop, stoppage, store, stow, stranglehold, stricture, suppress, suspend, suspension, table, tarry, temporize, tie-up, trail, vacillate, vegetate, wait, waive, waver

List of anagrams of delay

Adley, leady, Daley, Dayle

Common Conjunction Collocations of delay

and, but, either, neither, nor, or, plus, yet, Nor

Lists containing delay

Words with similar spelling to belay
Words with similar spelling to Decay
Words with similar spelling to deray
Words with similar spelling to relay
Synonyms of 'abide'
Synonyms of 'adjourn'
Synonyms of 'afterthought'
Synonyms of 'arrest'
Synonyms of 'await'
Synonyms of 'backwater'
Synonyms of 'bide'
Synonyms of 'bind'
Synonyms of 'Block'
Synonyms of 'blockade'
Synonyms of 'brake'
Synonyms of 'check'
Synonyms of 'closure'
Synonyms of 'coast'
Synonyms of 'confine'
Synonyms of 'constriction'
Synonyms of 'continue'
Synonyms of 'cramp'
Synonyms of 'curb'
Synonyms of 'dally'
Synonyms of 'Dam'
Synonyms of 'damp'
Synonyms of 'dampen'
Synonyms of 'dawdle'
Synonyms of 'defer'
Synonyms of 'detain'
Synonyms of 'detention'
Synonyms of 'dillydally'
Synonyms of 'double take'
Synonyms of 'drag'
Synonyms of 'drift'
Synonyms of 'extend'
Synonyms of 'falter'
Synonyms of 'fire'
Synonyms of 'fixation'
Synonyms of 'flag'
Synonyms of 'forestall'
List of anagrams of Adley
List of anagrams of Daley
Common Noun Collocations of admit
Common Noun Collocations of answering
Common Noun Collocations of annoyed
Common Noun Collocations of apologize
Common Noun Collocations of apology
Common Noun Collocations of apologies
Common Noun Collocations of apologized
Common Noun Collocations of apologizing
Common Verb Collocations of awaiting
Common Verb Collocations of accelerate
Common Noun Collocations of briskly
Common Noun Collocations of brook
Common Adjective Collocations of bombs
Common Noun Collocations of caused
Common Verb Collocations of departure
Common Verb Collocations of delayed
Common Noun Collocations of excuse
Common Noun Collocations of expense
Common Noun Collocations of excuses
Common Noun Collocations of excused
Common Noun Collocations of embarrass
Common Verb Collocations of endlessly
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Common Verb Collocations of eluded
Common Verb Collocations of emptying
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Common Noun Collocations of fretted
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Common Noun Collocations of forwarding
Common Adjective Collocations of fuse
Common Noun Collocations of gratification
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Common Verb Collocations of grips
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Common Verb Collocations of gratification
Common Noun Collocations of hesitation
Common Noun Collocations of hinder
Common Noun Collocations of hindrance
Common Verb Collocations of hinder
Common Verb Collocations of hampered
Common Verb Collocations of hindered
Common Adjective Collocations of healing
Common Adjective Collocations of honeymoon
Common Noun Collocations of impatient
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Common Verb Collocations of inevitable
Common Verb Collocations of interrupting
Common Verb Collocations of indefinitely
Common Adjective Collocations of insomnia
Common Noun Collocations of jeopardized
Common Verb Collocations of kickoff
Common Noun Collocations of laying
Common Verb Collocations of long
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Common Verb Collocations of launch
Common Verb Collocations of lingering
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Common Verb Collocations of littering
Common Noun Collocations of mails
Common Noun Collocations of maddening
Common Verb Collocations of matching
Common Noun Collocations of needless
Common Noun Collocations of notifying
Common Noun Collocations of nanoseconds
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Common Noun Collocations of onset
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Common Verb Collocations of outbreak
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Common Verb Collocations of objecting
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Common Verb Collocations of obstruct
Common Verb Collocations of ovulation
Common Verb Collocations of outlawing
Common Adjective Collocations of onset
Common Noun Collocations of proceed
Common Verb Collocations of preventing
Common Noun Collocations of queuing
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Common Noun Collocations of responding
Common Noun Collocations of replying
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Common Noun Collocations of unjustified
Common Noun Collocations of unjustifiable
Common Verb Collocations of unnecessarily
Common Verb Collocations of undoing
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Common Verb Collocations of unforeseen
Common Verb Collocations of unaccountably
Common Verb Collocations of unreasonably
Common Verb Collocations of unavoidably
Common Adjective Collocations of unintentionally