SYNONYMS

Need to find the right word?

Use our dictionary of synonyms to find substitutes when you want to avoid using the same word repeatedly when speaking or writing, to find a more modern or more formal equivalent of a word, or to broaden your vocabulary.

Samba School parade in Sambodromo.
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12 essential words for the Brazilian carnival

 

The carnival in Rio de Janeiro kicks off on 5 February, so the next five days will once again see the Brazilian city playing…

Questions about language

Why is the alphabet arranged the way it is? How many words are there in the English language? Get the answers to some intriguing language questions.

500 WORDS is back for 2016

Oxford Dictionaries for Children have teamed up with BBC Radio 2 to find the most talented young writers.

Cita de la semana

“Many a time we look for one thing, and light on another.”

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)

(1547–1616)

Spanish novelist

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Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge

Test your spelling skills with this interactive spelling game, with difficulty levels ranging from tricky to fiendish.

Child reading a book in a garden
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Enid Blyton in the OED

 

Enid Blyton (1897 – 1968) was an English writer of children’s books published from 1922 until her death in 1968. Among her…