Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

dilunch - definition and synonyms


What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a meal that some people would call high tea (around 4pm or 5pm). It comes from dinner+lunch, as in brunch from breakfast+lunch.

    I only get up at 2pm on Sundays, as that is my day of rest. Maybe we can go for a dilunch next Sunday?

    Submitted by pgoh from France on 21/02/2011


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary


the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play