Tally - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtælɪ|  American pronunciation of the word tally
Brit.  |ˈtælɪ|  British pronunciation of the word tally


- a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely (syn: run)
their first tally came in the 3rd inning
- a bill for an amount due (syn: reckoning)
- the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order (syn: count, counting, enumeration, numeration, reckoning)


- be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics (syn: agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match)
- gain points in a game (syn: hit, score)
- keep score, as in games (syn: chalk up)
- determine the sum of (syn: add, add up, sum, sum up, tot, total)

Extra examples

What is the final tally?

Her second goal turned out to be the game-winning tally.

He tallied his expenses every day.

The numbers on the old list and the new list don't tally.

It tallies exactly with what the others have said.

At this point all you need to do is keep tally of the number of transactions.

Their figures do not tally with results declared by the EC.

All votes were tallied.

The final tally was $465,000.

Keep a tally of (=write down) the number of cars that pass.

Some of the records held by the accounts departments did not tally.

The number of ballot papers did not tally with the number of voters.

All tallied up, the total price is $1136.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: tally
he/she/it: tallies
present participle: tallying
past tense: tallied
past participle: tallied
singular: tally
plural: tallies
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