Did you know?

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

British pronunciation of 

phosphorescent

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

derived word

phosphorescence

noun [uncountable]

This is the British English pronunciation of phosphorescent.

View American English pronunciation of phosphorescent.

Previous and next
BuzzWord

Hamdog

a combination of a hotdog and a hamburger in a specially designed bread bun

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

conjugal

relating to marriage

Open Dictionary

patio diplomacy

high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or club

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