\ ˈnōnz How to pronounce nones (audio) \

Definition of nones

1 : the ninth day before the ides according to ancient Roman reckoning
2 often capitalized : none entry 4

Examples of nones in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the number of nones rise, the percentage of Americans who identify with Christianity has significantly decreased. Sarah Elbeshbishi, USA TODAY, 29 May 2022 By the mid-1990s, being nonreligious no longer meant being un-American, giving permission for a lot of closet nones to begin expressing their true feelings on surveys. The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 Apr. 2022 Another advocate for the nones is Kevin Bolling, who grew up in a military family and served as a Roman Catholic altar boy. chicagotribune.com, 14 Dec. 2021 Few nones belong to a house of worship, Gallup found. The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Mar. 2021 In 2007, only about 16% of Americans identified as religious nones, but that percentage has almost doubled since, the Pew study released Tuesday found. Celina Tebor, USA TODAY, 16 Dec. 2021 For some nones, such as 70-year-old Zayne Marston of Shelburne, Massachusetts, their spiritual journey keeps evolving over decades. chicagotribune.com, 14 Dec. 2021 What is known is that the religious nones are largely a youth movement. Celina Tebor, USA TODAY, 16 Dec. 2021 Even in their personal philosophies, America’s nones vary widely, according to a recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. chicagotribune.com, 14 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of nones

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nones

Middle English nonys, from Anglo-French nones, from Latin nonae, from feminine plural of nonus ninth

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“Nones.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nones. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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