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Special Dictionaries (visual, rhyming, etc.)

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Databases

Oxford English Dictionary Online
Find the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words. more info.

 

Websites

Acronym Finder 
Find out what initials, abbreviations and acronyms stand for.

Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms 
Provides definitions and examples of common idioms used in American, British and Australian English.

Confusing Words 
Is it affect or effect? Capitol or capital? Confusing Words is a collection of words that are often troublesome for writers and readers. 

Etymology Online 
Etymologies are explanations of what words meant throughout history, and where the words come from.  Includes suffixes and prefixes.

OneLook Reverse Dictionary 
Find a word if you know the definition.

Quotations at Bartleby.com 
Search by keyword for modern and classic quotes.  Results returned from four quotation dictionaries.

RhymeZone 
Find rhymes and synonyms for English words.

Symbols.com 
An encyclopedia about the history and meaning of Western symbols. Search by graphics or by text.

Visual Dictionary Online 
A visual dictionary organized by themes provided by Merriam-Webster.

Written Sound 
A dictionary of onomatopoeia:  words that imitate sounds, such as "kaboom" or "bwahaha."



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