Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day
    carouse

    k@ raUz

    intransitive verb
    to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner.
    They’d been carousing in the bar and were now staggering home, still singing and shouting.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    notify

    no tih faI

    transitive verb
    to give notice to; tell or inform, esp. formally.
    The contest judges notified the winners by mail.
    Who should we notify in case of an emergency?
    The landlord notified the tenants that the water would be shut off in the morning.

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May
23
2013

salvo

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

sael vo

noun

definition 1:  the firing of guns or other firearms simultaneously or in succession, esp. as a salute.
example: We heard the roar of salvos from the ship.
definition 2:  a sudden expression of appreciation, such as applause, cheers, or praise.
example: The soloist received enthusiastic salvos from the audience.

definition 3:  a sudden attack, as with punches or criticisms.
example: Refused by the bartender, the drunk let out a salvo of curses.