Mean This Does What?

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Mean This Does What?

Postby brogine » Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:57 pm

How about a reverse dictionary section? Taking requests for when one is looking for a word that means . . . .
Right now I’m looking for a something - analogous to onomatopoeia - for words like ‘velvet’ or ‘cantankerous’. A word suggesting the tone of the meaning although it has nothing to do with sound, like ‘tinkle’ or ‘boom’.

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Re: Mean This Does What?

Postby Dr. Goodword » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:48 pm

The dictionary on the front page of alphaDictionary has a reverse lookup. Actually, the dictionary we use, , has the reverse dictionary. The link to it is at the bottom of the Onelook home page.
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Re: Mean This Does What?

Postby misterdoe » Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:21 am

Took me a minute to decipher the headline. :lol:

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