Did you know?

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

echo chamber - definition and synonyms

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    an enclosed space designed to produce echoes
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 17/02/2017
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a situation in which people only listen to or read others with the same views, and so are not receptive to or aware of different views

    Your echo chamber is a trap. You need to be going out of your comfort zone to at least reach the people who are sitting on the fence.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 17/02/2017

deep learning

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

BuzzWord Article

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