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4 Good Visual Dictionaries for Teachers and Students

Visual cues are great learning tools especially when it comes to learning new vocabulary terms. Students find it much more easier to grasp the new semantic concepts through their visual representations. In this regard I have compiled this short list featuring 4 interesting visual dictionaries to use with your students in class.

1- Snappy Words


It’s an online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.


Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary — Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts.



From the image to the word and its definition, the Visual Dictionary Online is an all-in-one reference. Search the themes to quickly locate words, or find the meaning of a word by viewing the image it represents. What’s more, theVisual Dictionary Online helps you learn English in a visual and accessible way. The Visual Dictionary Online is ideal for teachers, parents, translators and students of all skill levels.


This is a Chrome extension that looks up the highlighted words and displays the closest matching image in a popup bubble.

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