Did you know?

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

gisting - definition and synonyms

Close

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.

noun
  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    looking for the main idea or most important point in a written or spoken text

    Although the translations were served quickly and in all the language pairs that Google Translate offers, some of the formatting and page layout got lost. But if your purpose is gisting, this feature appears to be ideal.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 15/11/2011
quiz invitation
BuzzWord

mic drop

the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

rhythmus

moving with rhythm, together as one

add a word

Blog

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