What's new in Google Search

December 11, 2019

Practice your pronunciation

In Google Search, when you ask a question about the pronunciation, definition, or translation of a word, you might find a result that helps you hear and practice pronunciation. For example, you can search for “how to pronounce entrepreneur” and you’ll see the option to practice saying “Entrepreneur.”

When you encounter the Listen Volume icon, you can select it to hear the pronunciation of a word in the English dictionary. You can switch between American and British at the top of the pronunciation result.

If you want to practice and get feedback on your pronunciation of a word, select Practice Practice, then say the word. If your pronunciation does not match what’s provided, you’ll get tips to help you match it. 

You can use Practice Practice to help you pronounce a word in a way that’s widely understood by most English speakers, even when pronunciations vary by accent.

Pronunciation practice is only available on Android devices. It’s not available for all languages and accents, and it’s not available for words that are derogatory or offensive.

Find image examples in Dictionary & Translate results

When you look up the definition or translation of some words in Google Search, you’ll find related images that can help you choose among results, especially when a word has several meanings. For example, if you search for “the definition of seal,” you’ll see images of valve seals under one definition and images of the aquatic mammal under another.

You’ll find Dictionary and Translate results with images that you can review for additional visual context. When you find an image that matches what you’re looking for, you can choose the most accurate result. 

For now, images are only provided for some nouns in the English dictionary, but we plan to expand this feature with future improvements.

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