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 wiretap verb  /ˈwaɪrˌtæp/
British English pronunciation: wiretap
Click to listen to the pronunciation of wiretap

derived word


noun [uncountable]

This is the American English pronunciation of wiretap.

View British English pronunciation of wiretap.

Pronunciations of related words

Open Dictionary

snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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