About The Word “They”

Everything you wanted to know about the word “they”, including spelling, parts of speech, “they” meaning and origins, anagrams, rhyming words, encodings, crossword clues and much more!

How to spell “they”

They is spelled t-h-e-y and has 4 letters.


How to pronounce “they”

IPA pronunciation: /ðeɪ/

Phonetic pronunciation: th-ay


How many vowels and consonants in “they”

The word “they” has 3 consonants and 1 vowels.


How many syllables in “they”?

There is 1 syllable in the word “they”.


What type of word is “they”?

The word "they" can be a pronoun and determiner.

Meaning of the word “they”

'They' is a pronoun used to refer to a group of people, animals, or things previously mentioned or easily identified, and can also be used as a singular pronoun to refer to a person whose gender is unspecified or unknown.

Origin of the word “they”

The word 'they' has its origins in the Old Norse language, specifically from the Old Norse pronoun 'þeir', which means 'they' or 'those'. It was introduced into Middle English through contact with Old Norse-speaking Vikings during the early medieval period and gradually replaced the Old English pronoun 'hīe'.

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Synonyms for “they”

Other words for “they” include them, those, these.

Word families for “they”

Em, their, theirs, theirselves, them, themself, themselves

Common misspellings of “they”

Thiy, fey

Similar words to “they”

Hey, the, theyre, theory, thy

Scrambled words derived from “they”

Heyt, tehy, tyhe, etyh, thye, hety, teyh, yeht, ehyt, hyet, htey, ehty, yhte, ethy, yhet, hyte, yteh, eyht, yeth

Words that rhyme with “they”

Say, play, day, way, lay, stay, sway, gray, tray, bay, fray, clay, pay, may, ray, weigh, hay, jay, gay, spray

Crossword clues for “they”

E.g., initially, those hazy evenings yield (4).

Anagrams of “they”

Hyte, yeth

Fun facts about the word “they”

The word “they” has a Scrabble score of 10 and reads yeht in reverse.


Phonetic spelling of “they”

Tango Hotel Echo Yankee

The phonetic alphabet, specifically the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), is a system of notation for the sounds of languages created by linguists. Unlike conventional written alphabets, which vary across languages and can have inconsistent mappings of symbols to sounds, the IPA is designed to provide a consistent and universally understood means of transcribing the sounds of any spoken language.

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“they” spelled in Morse code

- .... . -.-- (dash dot dot dot dot dot dash dot dash dash).

Morse code is a method used in telecommunication to encode text characters as sequences of two different signal durations, called dots and dashes, or dits and dahs. It was developed in the 1830s and 1840s by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail for their new invention, the telegraph, which required a simple way to transmit text messages across long distances.

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ASCII spelling of “they”

Lowercase word: 116 104 101 121

Uppercase word: 84 72 69 89

ASCII, which stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange, is a character encoding standard used by computers and electronic devices to understand and represent text.

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Binary spelling of “they”

Lowercase word: 1110100 1101000 1100101 1111001

Uppercase word: 1010100 1001000 1000101 1011001

Binary encoding is a system that computers and digital devices use to represent and process information. It's based on binary numbers, which are composed only of zeros and ones, known as bits.

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Hexadecimal value of “they”

Lowercase hexadecimal word: 0x74 0x68 0x65 0x79

Uppercase hexadecimal word: 0x54 0x48 0x45 0x59

Hexadecimal is a number system commonly used in computing as a human-friendly way of representing binary data. Unlike the decimal system, which is base 10 and uses digits from 0 to 9, the hexadecimal system is base 16, using digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F to represent the values 10 to 15.

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Decimal spelling of “they”

Lowercase: 116 104 101 121

Upprcase: 84 72 69 89

The decimal system, also known as base-10, is the numerical system most commonly used by people in everyday life. It's called "base-10" because it uses ten digits: 0 through 9. Each position in a decimal number represents a power of 10.

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Octal value of “they”

Lowercase: 164 150 145 171

Upprcase: 124 110 105 131

Octal is a base-8 number system used in digital computing. Unlike the decimal system which uses ten digits (0-9), and the binary system which uses two (0 and 1), the octal system uses eight digits: 0 through 7. Each position in an octal number represents a power of 8.

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