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Sep 5, 2022

Parts of a Dictionary Entry: 


A headword is the word or term that starts a new entry in a dictionary. In other words, it’s the dictionary word you’re looking for. For example, consider the word bank


This is broken down into syllables and informs you how to say the first word. The ( ‘ ) symbol indicates which syllable is stressed. Simply said, pronunciation is a special spelling that demonstrates how to pronounce the entry word aloud. 

Parts of Speech: 

Parts of speech tells us how to utilize the entering word in a sentence. In a dictionary, the parts of speech always appear abbreviated. 


This clarifies the entry word’s meaning. The definition is separated by numbers if there are many meanings. An example sentence is frequently used to clarify the concept. 


The meaning of the entry word in the target language is called translation. It can be in any language. 


Example Sentence: 

The example sentence provides an example of how to use the word in a sentence. 

Now, let us look at example of a word as it appears in a dictionary: 



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