Authors & Speakers Network Blog with Larry James

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Dictionary Sites for Authors & Speakers

Filed under: Author Tips — Larry James @ 7:00 am

When you are doing research for a book or a speech, it’s best to go right to the source. – Check out Dr. Dictionary. – Includes dictionaries for 270 languages; glossaries of abbreviations and acronyms, rhyming dictionaries, plue specialty gides for nearly 100 fields. This site includes a list of the 100 most often mispelled misspelled words in English. – This site has over 400 specialty dictionaries. Put your word in once and OneLook will look through all of them for you. – This site gives you background origins, definitions, images, crosswords, rhyming words, quotations, expressions, commercial and literary usage, anagrams, Internet keyword frequencies, translation and meanings in multiple languages and more. – Google will now define a word. Go to Google and type define:word (without spaces). It will give you links to sites that will give you the definition of the word. Another thing I like about Google is if you’re not sure of the spelling of a word, search Google for it and it will come up with the correct spelling. – Get started by looking up a word. You’ll find definitions of the word from several different sources. You’ll also find examples of how to use a word and related words. Then, you can dig a little deeper. See how popular the word was in a given time period. Learn the etymology (history) of the word. One of Wordnik’s best features is the pronunciation guide. Hear an audio example of how the word is pronounced. What good is a big vocabulary if you can’t pronounce the words?

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