accessories

The Correct spelling is: accessories

Common misspellings of the word accessories are:

How do you spell accessories?. It is not

  • n., pl. -ries.
      1. A subordinate or supplementary item; an adjunct.
      2. Something nonessential but desirable that contributes to an effect or result. See synonyms at appendage.
    1. Law.
      1. One who incites, aids, or abets a lawbreaker in the commission of a crime but is not present at the time of the crime. Also called accessory before the fact.
      2. One who aids a criminal after the commission of a crime, but was not present at the time of the crime. Also called accessory after the fact.
    adj.
    1. Having a secondary, supplementary, or subordinate function.
    2. Law. Serving to aid or abet a lawbreaker, either before or after the commission of the crime, without being present at the time the crime was committed.

    [Middle English accessorie, from Medieval Latin accessōrius, from accessor, helper, from Latin accessus, approach. See access.]

    accessorial ac'ces·so'ri·al (-sə-sôr'ē-əl, -sōr-) adj.
    accessorily ac·ces'so·ri·ly adv.
    accessoriness ac·ces'so·ri·ness n.

    USAGE NOTE   Although the pronunciation (É™-sÄ•s'É™-rÄ“), with no (k) sound in the first syllable, is commonly heard, it is not accepted by a majority of the Usage Panel. In a recent survey, 87 percent of the Panelists disapproved of it. The 13 percent that accepted the pronunciation were divided on usage: more than half accepted the (k)-less pronunciation for all senses. A few approved of it only in fashion contexts, and a few others approved of it only in legal contexts.


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