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but

but

 
pronunciation:
buht
parts of speech:
conjunction, preposition, adverb
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: conjunction
definition 1: in contrast; on the other hand.
She tried but failed.
synonyms:
yet
definition 2: except that; only.
They wanted to play baseball, but it rained.
similar words:
except, only
definition 3: except.
We did nothing but talk all night.
similar words:
except
 
part of speech: preposition
definition: with the exception of; except.
No one went but me.
similar words:
except, save
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: no more than; only; merely.
I caught but a few fish.
Homophone Note
The words but and butt sound alike but have different meanings.