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Whazzat mean?  by MikaelaLynn

MikaelaLynn says: Spending time with my nieces and nephews this last month I heard many times "what does that mean?!?!?". It occurred to me that I have a propensity for large words. Instead of constantly stopping to explain myself, what better way to educate than with technology! With these handy apps on their phones, they'll no longer be in the dark when I pontificate!
MikaelaLynn's picks
  1. Say or type in a word to find its definition. This app will also give you the pronunciation of the word. Also includes a word of the day to build your vocabulary!
  2. Urban Dictionary
    Urban Dictionary Shake your phone for a random word, then share it with your social media crowd. This dictionary is full of those slang words the kids these days come up with that keep you in the dark. Well, dark no more...let there be Urban Dictionary!
  3. Webster's Thesaurus
    Webster's Thesaurus This free trial of the full version gives you a 7 day tester of its prowess. You can use the thesaurus offline, but you have to download the database to do so.
  4. Audiobooks from Audible
    Audiobooks from Audible "Young children whose parents read aloud to them have better language and literacy skills when they go to school, according to a review published online ahead of print in the Archives of Disease in Childhood." If you're short on time, download a book instead!
  5. Dictionary - Merriam-Webster
    Dictionary - Merriam-Webster Look up the word you're searching for in this trusty tome.
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