Did you know?

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

American pronunciation of 

old wives’ tale

British English pronunciation: old wives’ tale
Click to listen to the pronunciation of old wives’ tale

This is the American English pronunciation of old wives’ tale.

View British English pronunciation of old wives’ tale.

Previous and next
BuzzWord

deep learning

a form of machine learning which incorporates the use of neural networks

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

veal

meat from a young cow

Open Dictionary

snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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