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Dictionary.com Word Explorer

Series produced by Dictionary.com Word Explorer

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Welcome to Dictionary.com’s Word Explorer, the weekly radio segment where we, well… explore words! Have you ever wondered the origin of the word ‘ketchup’? Are you curious about etymologies, unusual words, definitions, or grammar? Word Explorer explains interesting information about words in a sound bite.

Word Explorer is brought to you by Dictionary.com, the largest free dictionary on the web. Once a week our radio segment will explore etymologies, definitions, unusual words, and even pointers about usage and grammar.


21 Pieces

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This week we gab about the word GOSSIP.

Bought by KKRN and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Aug 17, 2009
  • Length: 02:06
  • Purchases: 2
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This week we will leave you MESMERIZED.

  • Added: Aug 06, 2009
  • Length: 01:51
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This week we take time to explore the word RHYME.

  • Added: Jul 23, 2009
  • Length: 01:56
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This week we take interest in the word MORTGAGE.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2009
  • Length: 01:44
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This week we're on FIRE!

  • Added: Jul 17, 2009
  • Length: 01:47
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This week we present the word PROPOSITION.

  • Added: Jun 10, 2009
  • Length: 02:04
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This week we indulge in the word GOURMET.

  • Added: Jun 03, 2009
  • Length: 01:23
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This week listen as Venus unfolds the word LAUNDRY.

  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 01:52
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Join us as we peek into the word WINDOW this week.

  • Added: May 21, 2009
  • Length: 01:55
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This week we serve the word RESTAURANT.

  • Added: May 21, 2009
  • Length: 01:55
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This week we discover why "onomatopoeia" is the cat's meow!

  • Added: May 11, 2009
  • Length: 02:08
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This week we get excited about the word NONCHALANT.

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:37
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This week we emphasize the word ACCENT.

  • Added: Apr 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:46
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This week we review the word MAGAZINE.

  • Added: Apr 20, 2009
  • Length: 01:48
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This week we explore the word HAPPY.

  • Added: Apr 15, 2009
  • Length: 01:39
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This week we examine the word PUZZLE.

  • Added: Apr 08, 2009
  • Length: 01:25
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We discuss the word OXYMORON this week.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2009
  • Length: 02:00
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This week we raise our glasses to the word BEER.

  • Added: Mar 11, 2009
  • Length: 01:52
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This week we review the word JUXTAPOSE.

  • Added: Mar 04, 2009
  • Length: 01:45
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Venus from Dictionary.com gets to the bottom of the word CUL-DE-SAC.

  • Added: Feb 25, 2009
  • Length: 02:03