On-line dictionaries

A colleague once showed me a website that contains a sound file for each word. I thought it was merriam webster, but I can’t seem to find it. I think it would be a great tool to recommend to students. Get them to stop using Chinese-English dictionaries anyway we can.

Anyone? A little help please???

dictionary.com ?

But you have to register and log in.

[quote=“braxtonhicks”]http://www.dictionary.com ?

But you have to register and log in.[/quote]

Thanks BH, :bravo: but the one I saw was free. I usually recommend the site you’ve suggested. Anyone else?


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That’s the one…thanks BH…you are a rock. :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

The online dcitonary at the Merriam-Webster Web site also has sound files.


[quote=“fee”]The online dcitonary at the Merriam-Webster Web site also has sound files.


MAybe I am just stupid, but I can’t find the sound file link??? :whistle:

From the M-W audio FAQ page:

How can I hear the pronunciation of a word?
The word must be in boldface and followed by a red audio icon: . Click on the audio icon. A pop-up window will open, and in most cases the audio pronunciation will play automatically. Click on the “hear it again” link in the pop-up window to replay the pronunciation. When you are done, close the pop-up window.


Main Entry: 1link [color=red][Red audio icon][/color]
Pronunciation: 'li[ng]k
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hlekkr chain; akin to Old English hlanc lank

The merriam-webster website also has a site for kids with simpler definition at wordcentral.com