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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.

What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus!
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Language jokes for International Jokes Day


We love language and we love jokes, so it stands to reason that we love language jokes. We took to Twitter to try out some…

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.

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“I can speak Esperanto like a native.”

Spike Milligan


British comedian

Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge

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

Brexit is the term commonly used for the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union
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Word trends after the referendum


The trending look-ups on are often a good way to have a quick snapshot of the national and international…