English dictionary definition of:



  • an analytic or interpretive literary composition
  • a tentative attempt


  • make an effort or attempt
  • put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to


assay   attempt   examine   prove   seek   test   try  

Spellzone course content

View spelling list ay words - set 2 and learn about the word essay in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 7. Long vowels e.g ee, ea or y? oa, o-e, or ow? u-e, ue, or ew?.

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Scrabble score for essay

Scrabble score = 8

generated at 22:12:18 on 16-05-22

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