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Instant Dictionary – highlight and define tricky words instantly in Chrome [Freeware]


instant dictionary featured Instant Dictionary   highlight and define tricky words instantly in Chrome [Freeware]

The days of the physical and bulky dictionaries are definitely over, as one only needs to open a browser and look up a definition of a word online. As if this wasn’t easy enough, a Chrome extension called Instant Dictionary by Goodwordguide gives you an even quicker way to know what a word or phrase means.

Upon installing the free extension, you can highlight and double-click any English word and its definition should appear on a pop-up box below. You can even click on the speaker icon to listen to its pronunciation.

instant dictionary define Instant Dictionary   highlight and define tricky words instantly in Chrome [Freeware]

Some synonyms for the word also appears on the bottom of the pop-up window. To see the full details of the definition, you can click on “More”, which brings you to the website, Goodwordguide.

If you want to change how the definition appears, right-click on the extension’s icon (the button with the letter D), and select “Options”.

instant dictionary options Instant Dictionary   highlight and define tricky words instantly in Chrome [Freeware]

From here, you can either define words by double clicking them, or by selecting them. Furthermore, you can add “triggers” which are either the Ctrl, Alt or Shift keys before a definition appears.

Kim is a tech writer with a fondness for Android and web apps. You can visit her blog at kimthewriter.com

Kim Barloso – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.



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