To access a phonetic spelling dictionary, go to Merriam-Webster.com, and click the Dictionary link located in the upper left portion of the webpage. Then, enter a word in the search field, and click the magnifying glass.
A phonetic dictionary spells out words by the way that they sound utilizing transcription symbols. Transcription symbols represent different sounds corresponding to speech and pronunciation. Using a phonetic dictionary eases the search for words that might be difficult to spell.
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