We've talked about using the Google Dictionary in this blog before. It's incredibly useful. Do a query like:
[ define water ]
and you'll get a great definition. (For old-timers, you haven't needed the : after the word "define" for a while now. Time to stop using it!)
But we've recently updated this feature on desktop AND mobile to give better, richer information about your word.
[ define mellifluous ]
BUT... notice the big downward-pointing chevron? Click on THAT and you'll see a bunch of newer information including an etymology and a word-usage graph.
The word usage data comes from the NGram corpus (English words in books going back to the 1800s), and the etymological information comes from Oxford.
Now... If you tap the microphone when doing this search, you’ll hear answers spoken back when you ask questions like “What’s the definition of fortuitous?” and “What are synonyms for fortuitous?” Or "What is the etymology of water?"
You can also translate to one of many different languages, including translations of ALL the word senses.
DEFINITELY worth knowing about.