ALL THE DICTIONARIES AT A GLANCE
Those related to words, collocations and sentences are above and those related to pronunciation are below the symbaloo symbol
WordReference.com English Dictionary including a forum to discuss the meaning of words and expressions. You can also look words up from Word Reference right here as well.
Play games with words. Shuffle: translation game, crosswords, Swapping: swap 2 letters to get a word, Hex words: how strong is your English vocabulary? etc.
These are some of them: http://www.yourdictionary.com/ , http://www.englishpage.com/dictionaries/english_dictionary.html
Collins: Dictionary, Thesaurus and translator: http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english
Cambridge: British, American, and Business English. Including idioms, http://dictionary.cambridge.org/ and a blog for new words and expressions in English: http://dictionaryblog.cambridge.org/category/new-words/
Phrases, sayings and idioms
Learn expressions, idioms and sayings on this website.
You can even subscribe to their service 'A Phrase A Week' which is a free. Each week, email an explanation of the origin of a commonly-used English phrase or saying.
Wise Old Sayings
Collection of words , proverbs, quotes and sayings from all over the world
Urban Dictionary sends you an e-mail with a free new word every day. If you want to register, visit
Noswearing.com offers a dictionary of swear words.
Idiomeanings: http://www.idiomeanings.com/idioms/. A very good website to learn idioms. Another option is http://www.idioms4you.com/
Type a verb or a preposition and get the one you are looking up.
The Free dictionary
A good online dictionary to look up idioms:
You can also get Medical, Financial, Legal, Acronyms, Thesaurus and other languages dictionaries: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/
http://www.synonym.com/ where you can find a dictionary of synonyms and antonyms.
http://thesaurus.com/ A very complete dictionary for the writer or speaker. It is not a synonyms dictionary but a way to get a list of similar ideas, and probably the most used by native speakers. Visit also http://www.visualthesaurus.com/
Ozdic is an online collocation dictionary
There are also online concordance samplers that show you examples of collocations with a particular word or phrase in different contexts. Check these links:
Search Collocations, words in context and their translations on the internet http://www.linguee.com/english-spanish/
For particular words in sentences go to http://sentence.yourdictionary.com
Phrase up helps you with your writing skills because it gives you suggestions to complete your sentences.
YouEnglish allows you to find many videos containing the word or phrase you want to find out how to pronounce,
Listen to the word just using the pointer.
Write the pronunciation of any word or paste a text on this site which is a project to create a Phonetic Transcription Converter: http://project-modelino.com/english-phonetic-transcription-converter.php?
These links are to type directly into phonemic symbols
or go to
But if what you need is to transcribe words into phonetics words or even listen to English texts visit http://www.phonetizer.com/
You can even download a demo: http://www.vinidiktov.com/products/phonetizer
Some robotic English pronunciation: http://tts.imtranslator.net/NJne
Text to Phonetics gives you the chance to type and transcribe your text into phonetics symbols
Forvo is a pronunciation guide
http://www.languageguide.org/english/ has got talking pictures dictionaries for more than 12 languages. You can get access to the English dictionary just clicking above and http://www.pdictionary.com/
This is a website on which you type a word and you can watch a video in which that word is used.
INOGOLO: Pronunciation of names and places
It is complicated to know how to pronounce some of them. Here is a website to know how to pronounce them. Inogolo.