Did you know?

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

American pronunciation of 

quality control

Click to listen to the pronunciation of quality control

derived word

quality controllerquality controllers

noun [countable]

This is the American English pronunciation of quality control.

View British English pronunciation of quality control.


sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary


an electric skateboard

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