How do you pronounce mess?

What is the meaning of mess?

: a very dirty or untidy state or condition. : something or someone that looks very dirty or untidy. : a situation that is very complicated or difficult to deal with.

Is the T silent in exactly?

When the T and D sounds come between two other consonant sounds, many Americans will drop them. But when we add the -ly ending, it now comes between two consonants. You’ll hear a lot of native speakers say ‘exactly‘, with no T sound. Exactly, exactly.