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walking encyclopedia

(also walking dictionary)

Definition of walking encyclopedia in English:

informal A person who has an impressive knowledge of facts or words: he was a walking encyclopedia of facts on organized crime
More example sentences
  • Henry's a walking encyclopaedia of Manchester City knowledge.
  • The man is a walking encyclopedia, with vast knowledge of history, the classics, politics, and anything else one can possibly think of.
  • He is a walking encyclopedia of names, dates and facts relating to the history of the sport and the Hall of Fame.
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Word of the day orthoepy
Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words