Web-based dictionaries and thesauruses can serve as visual and audio resources for students to expand their Vocabulary knowledge. Along with easy access to definitions, a web dictionary and/or thesaurus provides audio pronunciations to help students sound out, understand, and remember words more readily.
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Starting at 2:50, learn how the Merriam-Webster Dictionary app allows learners to conveniently search for and define unfamiliar words. By offering voice search and audio pronunciation functions, this product supports learners who prefer audio over text. The embedded quizzes also allow for continued vocabulary building and practice.
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