Pronunciation of Essay
/ˈɛse͡ɪ/, /ˈɛse‍ɪ/, /ˈɛ_s_eɪ/

Synonyms for essay:

Sense 1

blue book, blackboard, treatise, report card, manikin, chalkboard, monograph, fieldwork, Whiteboard, workbook, classwork, self-study, reading list, homework, show and tell, excursus, exercise book, schoolwork, dictation.

Sense 2

handout, shot, tryout, all-nighter, interpretation, feeler, literature, paper, review, eraser.

Sense 3

piece, slate, rubber, composition, crib.

Sense 4

extension, stab.

Sense 5


Sense 6

note, proof.


set about.


try out.

Sense 1 (noun)

blue book, chalkboard, classwork, composition, exercise book, piece, dictation, crib, all-nighter, eraser, blackboard.

Sense 2 (noun)

struggle, trial.

Sense 3 (noun)

paper, treatise, monograph.

Sense 4 (noun)

proof, tryout.

Sense 5 (noun)

shot, stab, offer.

dissertation (noun)

commentary, hypothesis, argument, critique, discussion, position, conjecture, thesis, premise, contention, interpolation, assertion, article, criticism, dissertation, postulation, opinion, analysis, examination, research.

endeavor (noun)

venture, gambit, assay, undertaking, engagement, contract, project, deed, adventure, job, endeavor, attempt, enterprise, production, action, approach, maneuver, performance, effort, aim, exploit, proceeding, purpose, commitment.

essay (noun)

attempt, seek, try, assay.

experiment (noun)


piece of writing (noun)


topic (noun)

exposition, inference, axiom, concept, point, belief, question, basis, consideration, topic, subject, presumption, principle, theme, assumption, paradigm, issue, matter, statement, motif, query, text, idea, problem, theorem.

try, attempt (noun)

endeavor, bid, struggle, shot, effort, venture, trial, tryout, aim, whack, test, try on, experiment, undertaking.

written discourse (noun)

composition, discussion, theme, dissertation, treatise, study, paper, exposition, thesis, piece, article.

try, attempt (verb)

undertake, strive, assay, try out, seek, offer.

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