Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

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Oxford Advanced American Dictionary (OAAD) is a free on-line dictionary provided by Oxford University Press in its website Oxford Learner's Dictionaries.

To consult OAAD you must select "American English" in the drop-down menu of the Oxford Learner's Dictionaries website. The same site also has Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, for British English and American English.

IPA pronunciation key[edit]

We highlight in grey when Teflpedia and OAAD differ only in triangular colon. Yellow are details and red means OAAD is non IPA.

The official key of OAAD can be found at http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/about/pronunciation_american_english.

Sample word OAAD Teflpedia Comments
trap, marry /æ/ /æ/
bath /æ/ /ɑː,BrE æAmE/
palm, father, safari, start, star /ɑ/ /ɑː/
lot /ɑ/ /ɒ/ In Teflpedia /ɒ/ means [ɒ,BrE ɑːAmE]
sorry /ɑː, ɔː/ /ɒ/
wash /ɑː, ɔː/ /ɒ, ɔːAmE/
dress, merry /ɛ/ /e/
square, parent, vary /ɛr/ /eər/
face /eɪ/ /eɪ/
kit, mirror /ɪ/ /ɪ/
near, material /ɪr/ /ɪər/
fleece, happy, various /i/ /iː/
thought /ɔ/ /ɔː/
north, force /ɔr/ /ɔːr/
cloth /ɔ/ /ɒ,BrE ɔːAmE/
moral, dog /ɔ, ɑ/ /ɒ,BrE ɔːAmE/
wasp /ɑ, ɔ/ /ɒ/
goat /oʊ/ /əʊ/ In Teflpedia /əʊ/ means [əʊ,BrEAmE]
obey /oʊ, ə/ /ə,BrE əʊAmE/
foot /ʊ/ /ʊ/
insurance /ʊr/ /ʊər, ɔːrBrE/
sure /ʊr, ər/ /ʊər, ɔːrBrE/
cure, mural /yʊr/ /jʊər/
goose /u/ /uː/
cute /yu/ /juː/
new /u/ /juː/
strut /ʌ/ /ʌ/
nurse, furry /ər/ /ɜːr/ In OAAD /ɜːr/ and /ər/ are considered the stressed and unstressed version of the same phoneme
hurry /ər/ /ʌr,BrE ɜːrAmE/
comma, letter /ə/ /ə/
people /l/ /əl/
quarrel /əl/ /əl/
open /ən/ /ən/
fashion /n/ /ən/
rhythm /əm/ /əm/
price, virus /aɪ/ /aɪ/
fire /aɪər/ /aɪər/
mouth, dowry /aʊ/ /aʊ/
hour, flower /aʊər/ /aʊər/
choice /ɔɪ/ /ɔɪ/
city /t̮/ /t/ [ɾ] /t̮/ is narrow notation. If /t/ is between vowels and it's not in a stressed syllable, it may be pronounced [t̮] or [ɾ] in American English.
ladder /d/ /d/ [ɾ]
witch, which /w/ /w/
yes /y/ /j/

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