Did you know?

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

American pronunciation of 


view main entry for potent adjective  /ˈpoʊt(ə)nt/
British English pronunciation: potent
Click to listen to the pronunciation of potent

derived word



This is the American English pronunciation of potent.

View British English pronunciation of potent.

Open Dictionary


a hatred of certain sounds, such as sniffling, mouth noises, breathing or lip smacking

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