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Meaning of "My Lai" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MY LAI

My Lai  [ˈmaɪ ˈlaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MY LAI

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My Lai is a noun.
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WHAT DOES MY LAI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

My Lai

My Lai Massacre

The Mỹ Lai Massacre (Vietnamese: thảm sát Mỹ Lai, ( listen); /ˌmiːˈlaɪ/, /ˌmiːˈleɪ/, or /ˌmaɪˈlaɪ/) was the Vietnam War mass murder of between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968. It was committed by U.S. Army soldiers from the Company C of the 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade of the 23rd (Americal) Infantry Division. Victims included men, women, children, and infants. Some of the women were gang-raped and their bodies mutilated. Twenty six soldiers were charged with criminal offenses, but only Lieutenant William Calley Jr., a platoon leader in C Company, was convicted. Found guilty of killing 22 villagers, he was originally given a life sentence, but served only three and a half years under house arrest. The massacre, which was later called "the most shocking episode of the Vietnam War", took place in two hamlets of Son My village in Sơn Tịnh District of Quảng Ngãi Province on the South Central Coast of the South China Sea, 100 miles south of Da Nang and several miles north of Quảng Ngãi city east of Highway 1. These hamlets were marked on the U.S.

Definition of My Lai in the English dictionary

The definition of My Lai in the dictionary is a village in S Vietnam where in 1968 US troops massacred over 400 civilians.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MY LAI


Alai
ɑːˈlaɪ
ally
əˈlaɪ
belie
bɪˈlaɪ
disally
ˌdɪsəˈlaɪ
forelie
fɔːˈlaɪ
July
dʒuːˈlaɪ
misally
ˌmɪsəˈlaɪ
mislie
ˌmɪsˈlaɪ
outlie
ˌaʊtˈlaɪ
overlie
ˌəʊvəˈlaɪ
quillai
kɪˈlaɪ
rely
rɪˈlaɪ
underlie
ˌʌndəˈlaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MY LAI

Myanma
Myanmar

WORDS THAT END LIKE MY LAI

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Bhai
bonsai
chai
Chennai
Dubai
jai
kai
Madurai
Mumbai
rai
sai
samurai
shanghai
Sinai
Tai
Thai
wai
Weihai
Zhou En Lai

Synonyms and antonyms of My Lai in the English dictionary of synonyms

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美莱
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My Lai
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My Lai
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मेरा लाइ
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ماي لاي
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Сонгми
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My Lai
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আমার লই
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My Lai
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My Lai
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My Lai
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マイ·ライ
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내 라이
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My Lai
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Mỹ Lai
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என் லாய்
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माझे लाई
75 millions of speakers

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Benim Lai
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My Lai
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My Lai
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Сонгмі
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My Lai
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My Lai
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my Lai
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My Lai
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My Lai
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MY LAI»

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My Lai: A Brief History with Documents
Photographs, a glossary, a chronology, questions for consideration, a bibliography, maps, and an index are also included to make this book a fascinating resource.
James S. Olson, Randy Roberts, 1998
2
My Lai: An American Atrocity in the Vietnam War
On March 16, 1968, American soldiers killed as many as five hundred Vietnamese men, women, and children in a village near the South China Sea. In My Lai William Thomas Allison explores and evaluates the significance of this horrific event.
William Thomas Allison, 2012
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The My Lai Massacre in American History and Memory
. . This is the first book to examine the response of American society to the My Lai massacre and its ambiguous place in American national memory. Kendrick Oliver argues that the massacre revelations left many Americans untroubled.
Kendrick Oliver, 2006
4
The My Lai Massacre
Examines key events that took place in the South Vietnamese village of My Lai, during the Vietnam War.
Michael Burgan, 2008
5
After My Lai: My Year Commanding First Platoon, Charlie Company
In this compelling memoir, he shares his experiences of Vietnam in the direct wake of that terrible event. After My Lai documents the war’s horrific effects on both sides of the struggle.
Gary W Bray, 2012
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After the Massacre: Commemoration and Consolation in Ha My ...
This text considers how Vietnamese villagers have assimilated the catastrophe of these mass deaths into their everyday ritual lives.
Heonik Kwon, 2006
7
Facing My Lai: moving beyond the massacre
Such varied writers as novelist Tim O'Brien, historian Stephen Ambrose, military prosecutor William Eckhardt, and veteran Hugh Thompson address the troubling questions that still persist about My Lai
David L. Anderson, 1998
8
The My Lai Massacre and its cover-up: beyond the reach of ...
Details the events at My Lai and the subsequent Army cover-up
United States. Dept. of the Army, William Raymond Peers, Joseph Goldstein, 1974
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From Melos to My Lai: War and Survival
From Melos to My Lai presents an erudite, provocative and moving analysis of the accounts of violence in the literature and history of ancient Greece and in the film literature and veterans' accounts of the Vietnam War.
Lawrence A. Tritle, 2000
10
At the Crossroads of Justice: My Lai and Son Thang-American ...
In "At the Crossroads of Justice: My Lai and Son Thang-American Atrocities in Vietnam," author Paul J. Noto analyzes two of those incidents-My Lai and Son Thang-against the backdrop of a flawed military justice system and an arrogant and ...
Paul J. Noto, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MY LAI»

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A Marine explains why people love the film 'Full Metal Jacket' so much
With a legacy such as My Lai and the many thousands for a war more than 13 times more than were lost in Iraq, people wanted nothing to do ... «We Are The Mighty, Jul 15»
2
LGBT Love and Anxiety: The Ambiguity and Politics of the World …
... it's not a detail (like the girl buttoning her blouse in the famous My Lai photo) we want to ignore. And then, when we see the shadow of Jon's ... «BagNews Notes, Jul 15»
3
Youre Not Going to Give Up
... up his opening argument in a mock trial of Lt. William Calley, the officer behind the My Lai massacre in Vietnam. In the art room down the hall, ... «Politico, Jul 15»
4
How the War Machine Was Stopped: 40 Years Since The Vietnam War
Photo taken by United States Army photographer Ronald L. Haeberle on March 16, 1968 in the aftermath of the My Lai massacre showing ... «Socialist Alternative, Jul 15»
5
Our Drone War Burnout
In 1971, in the wake of the My Lai Vietnam massacre, Vietnam Veterans Against the War held a series of hearings in Detroit called the Winter ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Lessons to learn from atrocities in Vietnam
“Maybe your advisers have not clued you in,” he told the president, “but the atrocities that were committed at My Lai are eclipsed by similar ... «Herald & Review, Jul 15»
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Questions linger years after soldier guns down 16 in Afghanistan
It was this generation's My Lai moment. Only it wasn't revealed later by an investigative reporter, as with the My Lai massacre, but on the same ... «TBO.com, Jul 15»
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The 2000s Is Pinned Down by the Reality of a World Post-9/11
... did the 1970s, which began with the My Lai massacre and ended with the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, become known as the Me Decade? «Reason, Jul 15»
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Art Movements
One of the best-known anti-Vietnam war images, the poster features one of Ronald L. Haeberle's photographs of the My Lai Massacre. «Hyperallergic, Jul 15»
10
The Confederate Flag at War
The infamous March 1968 massacre at My Lai would prove especially useful in helping Nixon win the Moonlight and Magnolia set. After it came ... «Middle East Online, Jul 15»

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