What was the final tally of votes?
She keeps a tally of the miles she runs each week.
Tallied up the bill.
Up and over to victory! Tally ho!
An example of to tally is to figure out the total profits from a bake sale.
An example of a tally is a record of how many games a team has won in a soccer tournament.
The report tallies with your description of the accident.
Took the lead on his tally in the second half.
Other Word Forms
Origin of tally
- Middle English taly from Anglo-Norman tallie from Medieval Latin tallia from Latin tālea stick
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Perhaps a derivative of Old English talu with a diminutive suffix. Compare German Zahl.
- tall +"Ž -ly