It is often possible to transcribe a word in a generic way that is not specific to any one accent, e.g. Oxford as / ˈ ɒ k s f ər d /.Speakers of non-rhotic accents, as in much of Australia, England, New Zealand, and Wales, will pronounce the second syllable [fəd], those with the father–bother merger, as in much of the US and Canada, will pronounce the first syllable [ˈɑːks], and those ...
The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, previously entitled the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current English, started life as the Idiomatic and Syntactic Dictionary, edited by Albert Sydney Hornby. It was first published in Japan in 1942. It then made a perilous wartime journey to Britain where it came under the wing of OUP, which ...
A homophone (/ ˈ h ɒ m ə f oʊ n, ˈ h oʊ m ə-/) is a word that is pronounced the same (to varying extent) as another word but differs in meaning. A homophone may also differ in spelling.
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(French pronunciation: ; literally 'assembled') Sometimes also pas assemblé. A jump that takes off from one foot and lands on two feet. When initiated with two feet on the ground (e.g. from fifth position) the working leg performs a battement glissé/dégagé, brushing out.
• Al-Mawrid, Modern Arabic-English dictionary, by Rohi Baalbaki, Lebanon (1995) • Arabic-English dictionary by William Wortabet, John Wortabet, Harvey Porter (1984) • Almadrassa: Arabic-Spanish dictionaries • Wikipedia: Arabic loanwords in English • Etymological dictionary of Arabic by the University of Oslo (in Latin characters)
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