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AY - Words ending in AY

This spelling list contains all the known base words which end with the phonogram AY. Each of these words follows the spelling rule: English words do not end in I, U, V, or J. The phonogram AY is used in place of AI at the end of the word. These words also follow the spelling rule: AY usually spells the sound long A at the end of a base word.


  1. allay
  2. alway
  3. anyway
  4. array
  5. away
  6. bay
  7. betray
  8. bray
  9. caraway
  10. chambray
  11. chardonnay
  12. clay
  13. day
  14. decay
  15. delay
  16. dismay
  17. display
  18. essay
  19. foray
  20. gay
  21. gray
  22. holiday
  23. hooray
  24. hurray
  25. jay
  26. lay
  27. may
  28. moray
  29. nay
  30. okay
  31. parlay
  32. pay
  33. play
  34. portray
  35. pray
  36. relay
  37. say

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