Millstone Education:
World Literature

Two children reading books

Vocabulary for "The Happy Prince"

gilded:

weathercock:

cathedral:

pinafores:

reed:

coquette:

domestic:

trifling:

chimney-pot:

Sans-Souci (this is a French phrase and also a historical place):

courtiers:

miller:

cataract

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The Free Dictionary: This is now my favorite on-line dictionary (the box above links to this dictionary). Not only does it provide you with audios to pronounce the word, but it also gives you examples of the word used in context. They also have a "References in classic literature" section which provides entire sentences from classic literature in which the word is used. Also includes a thesaurus, encyclopedia and more.

Answers.com: This is not just a dictionary, but it has a dictionary and the reason I list it is because the dictionary has an audio pronunciation feature which is very helpful when one comes across words that are difficult to pronounce or have never been seen before. Access is free.

The Dictionary of Difficult Words: Good resource for those words that your dictionary doesn't have or that other on-line dictionaries do not have.

A Latin Dictionary: This is great resource for Latin. There is even a downloadable version for your computer that will do both Latin/English and English/Latin.

Dictionary.com Free Access. You can purchase additional features.

Merriam-Webster Free Access.

WordSmyth A children's dictionary is also available. This dictionary requires registration. Free Access.

Oxford English Dictionary The best English dictionary in the world! This dictionary requires paid subscription. $29.95 per month or $295.00 per year.