Definition of tally noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tally

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BrE BrE//ˈtæli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæli//
 
 
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(pl. tallies) a record of the number or amount of something, especially one that you can keep adding to He hopes to improve on his tally of three goals in the past nine games. Keep a tally of how much you spend while you're away. With 85% of the vote counted, unofficial tallies showed Ramos leading his closest rivals. Word Origin late Middle English (denoting a notched tally stick): from Anglo-Norman French tallie, from Latin talea ‘twig, cutting’.Extra examples Keep a tally of how much you spend while you’re away. She scored four more points, taking her tally to 15. With 85% of the vote counted, unofficial tallies showed Ramos leading his closest rivals
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