Make Your Editor Cry: Dye (Awkward Plural)

Make Your Editor Cry: Dye (Awkward Plural)

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The plural of dye is dyes.

dye: a soluble or insoluble coloring matter

The singular of dye is dye. The plural of dye is dyes. The word dies is a completely different thing. The noun dye conforms to the standard rules for forming the plurals of nouns in English.

The majority of natural dyes are from plant sources.
Both dyes and pigments are colored because they absorb some wavelengths of light more than others.

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