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Top 10 Websites for Hearing Word Pronunciations

Some words are difficult to pronounce, especially if you’ve never heard them before, and you don't want to look ignorant when you say them aloud. To help you pronounce words correctly, here are 10 websites that tell you the proper way to say anything.

  1. YouTube
    There are several YouTube channels dedicated to helping people improve their vocabulary. These videos show the word written out and pronounce it for you to hear. One such channel is Pronunciation Book. This channel has been generating videos since 2010 and includes terms such as Xerxes, Ulysses, and gyro.
  2. Audio Eloquence
    Audio Eloquence dedicates itself to demonstrating how to pronounce words in several different languages. This site allows you to hear words in Italian, Russian, English, Yiddish, and more. There is also an option to hear words from the Bible that may be difficult to say without a proper guide.
  3. Bible Speech
    Bible Speech wants to help everyone read the Bible correctly. On this website, you can learn how to say words such as Zuphite, Justis, and Arabah. Bible Speech is also kid-friendly, so your child can use it to learn to pronounce new words he or she read at Sunday school.
  4. Cambridge Dictionaries Online
    For pronunciation guides, Cambridge is amazing. This site allows you to hear any word said in both American and British English. One of the biggest benefits of this website is that it will also tell you the definition of the word you want to pronounce, so you can say the word properly and use it correctly in a sentence.
  5. How to Pronounce
    If you’re looking for a website that will pronounce words in foreign languages, your search is over. How to Pronounce will teach you to say words in English, French, German, Indonesian, Spanish, Danish, Tamil, and much more. There are 36 languages to hear and a large database of words.
  6. Forvo
    Forvo focuses on keeping people connected through language. The site knows that people cannot connect if they don’t know how to pronounce certain words. Forvo is there to teach people in more than 40 languages. Most languages have over 100,000 pronunciations, and the site even has uncommon languages such as Mari, Urdu, and Hakka.
  7. How J Say
    How J Say is incredibly easy to use for any age. All you do is input your word into the search bar, and word will appear. To have your word spoken, hover over the pink text with your mouse. You will hear it pronounced once the page has loaded and again every time you hover over the pink text. How J Say is also available on mobile devices through its app.
  8. Inogolo
    Inogolo (ih-NO-go-lo) may be a little hard to say, but it will begin your journey to correct pronunciation. Inogolo has words galore! While it focuses on names, places, and other nouns, you can also find adjectives and adverbs on the website. It only focuses on English, but the pronunciation is spot on.
  9. Dictionary
    Not only can you find definitions for words on this website, will also tell you the proper pronunciation for hundreds of thousands of words. Expand your vocabulary daily by checking out the word of the day. You’ll learn how to use a new word and how to say it.
  10. Merriam-Webster
    For correct pronunciations, you should go to the leading publisher of dictionaries. Merriam-Webster is one of the top guides for pronunciation on the internet. This site will help you understand words like never before. It shows you how to say words, when to use them, and how to use them in sentences.
Last Updated: February 01, 2016