Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) - Seeks to document the varieties of English that are not found everywhere in the United States--those words, pronunciations, and phrases that vary from one region to another, that we learn at home rather than at school, or that are part of an oral rather than written culture.
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PR Glossary - Guide to the terminology presently used in public relations and journalism.
Fonetiks - Online pronunciation guides to nine varieties of the English language, plus nine other languages.
Forvo - Pronounces words in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Polish, Dutch, Japanese, and hundreds more.
Howjsay - Online talking English pronunciation dictionary.
inogolo - Devoted to the English pronunciation of the names of people, places, and miscellaneous stuff. The site contains a searchable database of names with both phonetic and audio pronunciations in English.
Merriam-Webster - Online dictionary with audio pronunciations, thesaurus, Word of the Day, and word games.
Space and Electronic Warfare Lexicon - Contains acronyms, abbreviations and terms relating to the military, space & electronic combat, electronic warfare, command & control, weaponry, general warfare, information warfare, special operations, non-lethal weapons, computers, the Internet, emerging technology, and kindred topics.
Wordnik - Word definitions plus example sentences from major news media (such as the Wall Street Journal and USA Today) and from books from Project Gutenberg and the Internet Archive, as well as from other sources across the web, including blogs.
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