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#1 Christoph182

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 10:29 AM

Hey guys, I go on dictionary.com to look up meanings of words all the time. Sometimes I dont know how to pronounce the word but I noticed the pronounciation icon beside it, but I also need a member ship with dictionary.com. I was wondering if anyone knows of a site like dictionary.com but is free/.

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 10:41 AM

dictionary.com is a free online dictionary. There is a premium service available though. Quoted text below explains the benifits of a premium membership.

Dictionary.com Premium
Upgrade now and get an enhanced version of the web's most popular dictionary and thesaurus with:

No ads
Audio pronunciations
Color illustrations
Crossword puzzle dictionary
. . . and more!


Dictionary.com

Is this the site that you are speaking of?

Edit: Oh I am sorry. Do you mean that you want the availability of free audio pronunciations?

Edited by scarlett, 26 May 2005 - 10:43 AM.

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 11:12 AM

Merriam-Websters online dictionary has free audio pronunciations. But I could not get it to work for me. I do not know why. I guess you could give it a try.

Merriam-Websters online dictionary

Edited by scarlett, 26 May 2005 - 12:40 PM.

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 11:42 AM

For reference materials I like LibrarySpot.com. I don't know if what you are looking for might be there, but it has numerous links to reference sites all in one place.

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 12:38 PM

This one has free audio pronunciations:
thefreedictionary.com
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Posted 26 May 2005 - 12:40 PM

I forgot about that one. I think that I will edit my prior post, to remove the cooldictionary link. It is to much trouble to use thier audio pronunciations.
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Posted 27 May 2005 - 04:55 PM

cool thanks alot guys

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 05:24 PM

You're quite welcome, Christoph182.
Glad to be of help.
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 07:36 PM

This one has free audio pronunciations:
thefreedictionary.com

An old post but glad I searched here....great dictionary..for some reason when I use
M-W it comes up as a Restriced site and won't work on this computer even though it
works on my other with the same Operating System.
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 08:40 PM

With a little study, the phonetic pronunciation printed after the word should tell you how to speak it, then you are not dependent on whether the audio works or not.
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 09:59 PM

With a little study, the phonetic pronunciation printed after the word should tell you how to speak it, then you are not dependent on whether the audio works or not.
Regards,
John

If my issue was only the audio, I would stick with M-W....but as I said, I can get the web site
but using IE7 I can't put a word in the Search Box...Using Firefox it works just fine. I don't really
care about the audio part but I'll be darned if I know why that site comes up as restricted.




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