cay

noun
\ ˈkē How to pronounce cay (audio) , ˈkā How to pronounce cay (audio) \

Definition of cay

: a low island or reef of sand or coral

Examples of cay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Parts of Great and Little Abaco, the two main islands, plus the smaller cays, still lack electricity and running water. Andrea Sachs, Houston Chronicle, "In the Bahamas, a hard-hit island beckons again," 15 Nov. 2019 Parts of Great and Little Abaco, the two main islands, plus the smaller cays, still lack electricity and running water. Andrea Sachs, Houston Chronicle, "In the Bahamas, a hard-hit island beckons again," 15 Nov. 2019 Parts of Great and Little Abaco, the two main islands, plus the smaller cays, still lack electricity and running water. Andrea Sachs, Houston Chronicle, "In the Bahamas, a hard-hit island beckons again," 15 Nov. 2019 In the south, watery cays and island scrub show nature’s blitzkrieg. Washington Post, "‘There’s nothing left’: Storm reduces paradise to a miserable heap," 4 Sep. 2019 Parts of Great and Little Abaco, the two main islands, plus the smaller cays, still lack electricity and running water. Andrea Sachs, Houston Chronicle, "In the Bahamas, a hard-hit island beckons again," 15 Nov. 2019 Parts of Great and Little Abaco, the two main islands, plus the smaller cays, still lack electricity and running water. Andrea Sachs, Houston Chronicle, "In the Bahamas, a hard-hit island beckons again," 15 Nov. 2019 Parts of Great and Little Abaco, the two main islands, plus the smaller cays, still lack electricity and running water. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, "In the Bahamas, a hard-hit island beckons again," 8 Nov. 2019 After Hurricane Dorian swept through, satellite images showed these cays were largely underwater. Dan Sweeney, sun-sentinel.com, "As a Bahamas school prepares to reopen, a teacher is still on search and rescue," 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of cay

1707, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cay

Spanish cayo — more at key

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Last Updated

17 Jan 2020

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“Cay.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cay. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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cay

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English Language Learners Definition of cay

: a low island made of sand or coral

cay

noun
\ ˈkē How to pronounce cay (audio) , ˈkā \

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