Dictionary Lesson

Fun with Dictionaries!

Here is a summary of the information you can find in a dictionary:

  • The correct spelling of a word
  • A definition, description, or “what it means”
  • All the definitions of a word because sometimes a word has many different meanings
    • How many definitions does the word organ have?
  • Sometimes, there is a picture of the word
  • It tells you if the word is a noun (n), verb (v), adjective (adj).
  • You can see how many syllabables a word has
    • for example, hip•po•pot•a•mus
  • It shows you how to sound out the word using a pronunciation
    • for example, what’s the word for \’pe\käk ?

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