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Oxford Dictionaries, previously known as Askoxford, is the Oxford University Press' website for English dictionaries.

This site provides many dictionaries. Is is possible to navigate through them, but sometimes it gets confusing.

The home page has a menu that allows the user to go to all the dictionaries:https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/

To help you, we list the web addresses of some dictionaries.

It has also a grammar section and other online language resources such as a blog: http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/

Oxford Global Languages

Several monolingual dictionaries can be found at : https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/ogl

As of 2017 the following languages are available: Hindi, Indonesian, isiZulu (better known as Zulu), Latvian, Malay, Northern Sotho, Romanian, Setswana (a Bantu language), Swahili and Urdu.

Pronunciation key[edit]

This key complements https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/key-to-pronunciation (column ENG UK). There is no offical key for the US pronunciation (column ENG US IPA).

The US Dictionary has its IPA notation, conventional notation and speaker icon (🔊) inconsistently ordered. However the speaker icon is always to the right of the IPA notation. For example: value /ˈvalyo͞o/ /ˈvælju/ 🔊; simultaneous /saɪməlˈteɪniəs/ 🔊 /sīməlˈtānēəs/.

Sample word Oxford
ENG UK
Oxford
ENG US
IPA
Teflpedia Comments
trap, value /a/ /æ/ /æ/
marry /a/ /ɛ/ /æ/ US: Mary-marry-merry merger
bath /ɑː/ /æ/ /ɑː,BrE æAmE/
palm, father, safari /ɑː/ /ɑ/ /ɑː/
start /ɑː/ /ɑr/ /ɑːr/
dress, merry /ɛ/ /ɛ/ /e/
face, player /eɪ/ /eɪ/ /eɪ/
square /ɛː/ /ɛr/ /eər/ US: Mary-marry-merry merger
parent /ɛːr/ /ɛr/ /eər/
kit, mirror /ɪ/ /ɪ/ /ɪ/
fleece /iː/ /i/ /iː/
near /ɪə/ /ɪr/ /ɪər/ US: Mirror-nearer merger
material /ɪər/ /ɪr/ /ɪər/ US: Mirror-nearer merger
happy, various /i/ /i/ /iː/ Special symbol for unstressed /iː/ at the end of the syllable
lot /ɒ/ /ɑ/ /ɒ/
sorry /ɒr/ N/A /ɒr/
tomorrow /ɒr/ /ɔː/ /ɒr/
cloth, moral /ɒ/ /ɔ/ /ɒ,BrE, ɔːAmE/
goat /əʊ/ /oʊ/ /əʊ/
obey /ə(ʊ)/ N/A /ə,BrE əʊAmE/
thought, aural /ɔː/ /ɔ/ /ɔː/
north, force /ɔː/ /ɔr/ /ɔːr/
foot /ʊ/ /ʊ/ /ʊ/
goose /uː/ /u/ /uː/
cute /juː/ /ju/ /juː/
new /juː/ /(j)u/ /juː/
cure /jʊə, jɔː/ N/A /jʊər/
pure /jʊə/ /jʊr/ /jʊər/
curable /jʊər/ /jʊr/ /jʊər/
sure /ɔː, ʊə/ /ʊr/ /ʊər, ɔːrBrE/
insurance /ʊər/ /ʊr/ /ʊər, ɔːrBrE/
strut /ʌ/ /ə/ /ʌ/ US: stressed /ə/ is STRUT
comma /ə/ /ə/ /ə/ US: unstressed /ə/ is COMMA
letter /ər/ /ər/ /ər/ US: unstressed /ər/ is LETTER
numerous /(ə)r/ /(ə)r/ /ər/
people, quarrel /(ə)l/ /əl/ /əl/
open, fashion /(ə)n/ /ən/ /ən/
rhythm /(ə)m/ /əm/ /əm/
nurse /əː/ /ər/ /ɜːr/ US: stressed /ər/ is NURSE
furry /əːr/ /ər/ /ɜːr/ US: hurry-furry merger
hurry /ʌr/ /ər/ /ʌr,BrE ɜːrAmE/ US: hurry-furry merger
price /ʌɪ/ /aɪ/ /aɪ/
fire /ʌɪə/ /aɪ(ə)r/ /aɪər/
firing /ʌɪər/ /aɪ(ə)/ /aɪər/
virus /ʌɪr/ /aɪr/ /aɪr/
mouth /aʊ/ /aʊ/ /aʊ/
hour, flower /aʊə/ /aʊ(ə)r/ /aʊər/
flowering /aʊər/ /aʊ(ə)r/ /aʊər/
dowry /aʊ(ə)r/ /aʊ(ə)r/ /aʊr/
choice /ɔɪ/ /ɔɪ/ /ɔɪ/
better /t/ /d/ /t/
twenty /t/ /(t)/ /t/
ladder /d/ /d/ /d/
witch /w/ /w/ /w/
which /w/ /(h)w/ /w/
Symbol not used in the dictionary

The obsolete IPA ligature /ʤ/ is present in the Key to pronunciations (British and World English dictionary) but in the dictionary entries the current IPA digraph /dʒ/ is used.

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