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June 2016

Release notes: World English pronunciations

In this update, we publish written and spoken pronunciations for several additional varieties of English. British and American English pronunciations are always given for all non-obsolete words. Now, words which…

Release notes: new features

Word frequency in search results In December 2015 we introduced frequency indicators for all non-obsolete entries (see further details). We have now extended this feature to display frequency in search…

Release notes: the Long Knife

If you meet someone carrying a long knife, you take notice. Drastic and possibly unprovoked violence enters your mind. The native North Americans noticed that the white settlers of Virginia…

Release notes: new features and functions

This quarterly update to OED Online brings the usual diverse sets of new and revised words, but also some changes to the site’s features and functions. In December 2015, we…

New words notes June 2016

Hello, and holy moly! this quarter our researchers and editors bring you more than 1,000 new words and senses and nearly 2,000 fully revised or partially expanded entries in an…