Did you know?

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

rainbow - 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.

adjective [always before noun]
rainbow
By Kreuzschnabel (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 License, GFDL License or FAL], via Wikimedia Commons
  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    including people of several different races, cultures, political beliefs etc

    Nick Clegg: rainbow coalitions are a recipe for instability and insomnia.

    Submitted by Kerry on 25/08/2015
BuzzWord

sharewashing

a marketing strategy which deceives people by trying to suggest that a business is motivated by principles of sharing rather than conventional profits

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

textable

open/agreeable/able to be communicated with via text

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