English dictionary


dual |ˈduːəl| — consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs

dualism |ˈduːəlɪzəm| — the doctrine that reality consists of two basic opposing elements, often taken to be mind and matter (or mind and body), or good and evil

dualistic |ˌduːəˈlɪstɪk| — of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of dualism

duality |duːˈæləti| — being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses

dub |dʌb| — the new sounds added by dubbing

dubbin |ˈdʌbɪn| — tallow mixed with oil; used to make leather soft and waterproof

dubbing |ˈdʌbɪŋ| — a new soundtrack that is added to a film

dubiety |ˌduːˈbaɪəti| — the state of being unsure of something

dubious |ˈduːbiəs| — fraught with uncertainty or doubt

ducal |ˈduːkl| — of or belonging to or suitable for a duke

ducat |ˈdʌkət| — formerly a gold coin of various European countries

duchess |ˈdʌtʃəs| — the wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title in her own right

duchy |ˈdʌtʃi| — the domain controlled by a duke or duchess

duck |dʌk| — small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs

duckbill |ˈdəkbil| — primitive fish of the Mississippi valley having a long paddle-shaped snout

ducking |ˈdʌkɪŋ| — hunting ducks

duckling |ˈdʌklɪŋ| — flesh of a young domestic duck

duckweed |ˈdʌkwiːd| — any small or minute aquatic plant of the family Lemnaceae that float on or near the surface of shallow ponds

ducky |ˈdʌki| — a special loved one

duct |dʌkt| — a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance

ductile |ˈdʌktaɪl| — easily influenced

ductility |dʌkˈtɪləti| — the malleability of something that can be drawn into threads or wires or hammered into thin sheets

ductless |ˈdəktləs| — not having a duct

dud |dʌd| — someone who is unsuccessful

dude |duːd| — an informal form of address for a man

dudgeon |ˈdʌdʒən| — a feeling of intense indignation (now used only in the phrase `in high dudgeon')

duds |ˈdədz| — informal terms for clothing

due |duː| — that which is deserved or owed

duel |ˈduːəl| — a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor

dueler  — a person who fights duels

duelist |ˈduːəlɪst| — a person who fights duels

dueller  — a person who fights duels

duellist |ˈdjuːəlɪst| — a person who fights duels

duenna |djuːˈenə| — a woman chaperon

duet |duˈet| — two items of the same kind

duff |dʌf| — a stiff flour pudding steamed or boiled usually and containing e.g. currants and raisins and citron

duffel |ˈdəfəl| — a large cylindrical bag of heavy cloth; for carrying personal belongings

duffer |ˈdʌfər| — an incompetent or clumsy person

duffle |ˈdʌfəl| — a large cylindrical bag of heavy cloth; for carrying personal belongings

dug |dʌɡ| — an udder or breast or teat

dugout |ˈdʌɡaʊt| — either of two low shelters on either side of a baseball diamond where the players and coaches sit during the game

duke |duːk| — a British peer of the highest rank

dukedom |ˈduːkdəm| — the dignity or rank or position of a duke

dulcet |ˈdʌlsɪt| — extremely pleasant in a gentle way

dulcify |ˈdʌlsəˌfaɪ| — make sweeter in taste

dulcimer |ˈdʌlsɪmər| — a stringed instrument used in American folk music; an elliptical body and a fretted fingerboard and three strings

dull |dʌl| — make dull in appearance

dullard |ˈdʌlɑːrd| — a person who is not very bright

dullness |ˈdʌlnəs| — the quality of being slow to understand

dully |ˈdʌl li| — without liveliness

dulse |dəls| — coarse edible red seaweed

duly |ˈduːli| — in accordance with what is appropriate or suitable for the circumstances

dumb |dʌm| — slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

dumbbell |ˈdʌmˌbel| — an exercising weight; two spheres connected by a short bar that serves as a handle

dumbfound |dʌmˈfaʊnd| — be a mystery or bewildering to

dumbfounded |ˈdəmfaʊndəd| — as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise

dumbly |ˈdʌmli| — in a stupid manner

dumbness |ˈdʌmnəs| — the quality of being mentally slow and limited

dumbstruck |ˈdəmˌstrək| — as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise

dumbwaiter |ˌdʌmˈweɪtər| — a small elevator used to convey food (or other goods) from one floor of a building to another

dumdum |ˈdʌmdʌm| — a soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound

dummy |ˈdʌmi| — a person who does not talk

dump |dʌmp| — a coarse term for defecation

dumping |ˈdʌmpɪŋ| — selling goods abroad at a price below that charged in the domestic market

dumpling |ˈdʌmplɪŋ| — small balls or strips of boiled or steamed dough

dumps |dʌmps| — an informal expression for a mildly depressed state

dumpy |ˈdʌmpi| — short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature

dun |dʌn| — horse of a dull brownish grey color

dunce |dʌns| — a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence

dunderhead |ˈdʌndərhed| — a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence

dune |duːn| — a ridge of sand created by the wind; found in deserts or near lakes and oceans

dung |dʌŋ| — fecal matter of animals

dungaree |ˌdʌŋɡəˈriː| — a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric

dungeon |ˈdʌndʒən| — the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress

dunghill |ˈdʌŋˌhɪl| — a foul or degraded condition

dunk |dʌŋk| — a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket

dunlin |ˈdʌnlɪn| — small common sandpiper that breeds in northern or Arctic regions and winters in southern United States or Mediterranean regions

duo |ˈduːoʊ| — two items of the same kind

duodecimal |ˌdjuːoʊˈdesɪməl| — one part in twelve equal parts

duodenal |duːˈɑːdənəl| — in or relating to the duodenum

duodenum |ˌduːəˈdiːnəm| — the part of the small intestine between the stomach and the jejunum

duologue |ˈdjuːəlɒɡ| — a conversation between two persons

dupe |duːp| — a person who is tricked or swindled

dupery |ˈduːpəriː| — something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

duple |ˈduːpəl| — consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs

duplex |ˈduːpleks| — a house with two units sharing a common wall

duplicate |ˈduːplɪkeɪt| — something additional of the same kind

duplication |ˌduːplɪˈkeɪʃn| — a copy that corresponds to an original exactly

duplicator |ˈdjuːplɪkeɪtər| — apparatus that makes copies of typed, written or drawn material

duplicitous |duːˈplɪsɪtəs| — marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another

duplicity |duːˈplɪsəti| — a fraudulent or duplicitous representation

durability |ˌdʊrəˈbɪləti| — permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force

durable |ˈdʊrəbl| — existing for a long time

duralumin |dʊˈræljʌmɪn| — an aluminum-based alloy

duramen |dʊˈreɪmɪn| — the older inactive central wood of a tree or woody plant; usually darker and denser than the surrounding sapwood

durance |ˈdjʊərəns| — imprisonment (especially for a long time)

duration |duˈreɪʃn| — the period of time during which something continues

durbar |ˈdɝːbɑːrr| — the room in the palace of a native prince of India in which audiences and receptions occur

duress |duˈres| — compulsory force or threat

durmast |ˈdɜːrˌmæst| — deciduous European oak valued for its tough elastic wood

durra |ˈdʊrə| — sorghums of dry regions of Asia and North Africa

dusk |dʌsk| — the time of day immediately following sunset

duskiness |ˈdʌskɪnɪs| — the state of being poorly illuminated

dusky |ˈdʌski| — lighted by or as if by twilight

dust |dʌst| — fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air

dustbin |ˈdʌstbɪn| — a bin that holds rubbish until it is collected

duster |ˈdʌstər| — a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand

dustman |ˈdʌstmən| — someone employed to collect and dispose of refuse

dustpan |ˈdʌstpæn| — the quantity that a dustpan will hold

dusty |ˈdʌsti| — covered with a layer of dust

dutch |dʌtʃ| — the people of the Netherlands

Dutchman |ˈdʌtʃmən| — a native or inhabitant of Holland

duteous |ˈdjuːtɪəs| — willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect

dutiable |ˈdjuːtɪəbəl| — subject to import tax

dutiful |ˈduːtɪfl| — willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect

dutifully |ˈduːtɪfəli| — out of a sense of duty; in a dutiful manner

duty |ˈduːti| — the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force

duty-bound |baʊnd| — under a moral obligation to do something

duty-free |ˌdjuːtɪ ˈfriː| — exempt from duty