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English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions

Use the navigation above to browse our A-Z of English idioms …

An **idiom** is a phrase where the words together have a meaning that is different from the dictionary definitions of the individual words, which can make idioms hard for ESL students and learners to understand. Here, we provide a dictionary of 3,491 English idiomatic expressions with definitions.

Picture That Dictionary


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Picture That Dictionary is a free online talking picture dictionary for people who or are poor or beginning readers.

The site allows you to hear the pronunciation of each word in an English accent by a native English (from England) speaker.
The site has a talking picture dictionary of over 5,500 words and each word in the dictionary has an accompanying photograph or image. All words have a text and audio breakdown so you can see and hear each syllable.
In addition there are pages on:
Rules The Rules section includes Spelling Tips and Rules which will help you better understand how words are written properly.
Letter Sounds The Letter Sounds section shows the letter sounds of the English alphabet to help people learn the alphabet and learn the a-z soundings.
Help The Help section has audio so you can hear exactly how any section of the website works.
Categories In the Categories section you can find words which are related to a particular category. For example, fruit, vegetables, transport. This is very useful for everyday activities such as shopping.
Scenarios In the Scenarios section you can learn the spellings of everyday objects in their surroundings. When you mouse over and then click on a specific item in the scenario page such as the towel in the “Bathroom” scenario you will see an image of the towel along with a text and audio breakdown for it.

**Word Visualiser**


The word visualiser is an amazing (and beautiful) tool, which lets you explore the meanings of words and the relationships between them. It can be used as a thesaurus of related and alternative words.
  • Click on the visualised words and use your mouse wheel to make the words bigger or smaller on the screen

Try these dictionaries below:

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Enter a search word and click Dictionary to find a meaning
or click the Thesaurus tab to find synonyms and antonyms.

American English Dictionary for Students of ESL, EFL, and the TOEFL® Test
Merriam-Webster's English Learner's Online Dictionary



Free Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Thesaurus and much more
Free Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Thesaurus and much more

Just type your word in the box at the top of the web page and click Search.


Use the Search Bar on the top left-hand side of the screen.

On the webpage choose one of the dictionaries below:

********Beginner's Dictionary********

********Children's Dictionary********

********Advanced Dictionary********




Use the Children's Dictionary at the bottom of the page first - it's easier to understand.


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An English Pronouncing Dictionary with Instant Sound

Just mouse over the pink words to hear them spoken
Just mouse over the pink words to hear them spoken

Try the Translate choice to see the word in your own language too...

**Learn How To Pronounce Names Correctly**

Enter a name to hear the pronunciation