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English Language Learning: Dictionaries and Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster Word of the Day

A different English word every day.  Click on the word for detailed explanations and audio pronunciations.

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Online Dictionaries

Merriam-Webster Online Comprehensive online dictionary and thesaurus, with audio pronunciations.

Oxford Concise English Dictionary Online dictionary with over 240,000 words and phrases, along with tips on usage. 

Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary Online dictionary aimed at English language learners.  Includes pronunciation exercises and a list of "3000 words you need to know." 

Vocabulary Websites English Vocabulary Visual vocabulary lessons with audio pronunciations.

Vocabulary lists and resources from

Vocabulary lists and exercises from Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab.

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