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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day
Free daily dose of word power from Merriam-Webster's experts
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4.4 stars from 1,951 ratings
Too Fast!
I love this podcast but would appreciate it much more if I could slow it down a bit, not the 75% option on the Apple App. My audible app lets me slow down fast readers to about 90% which is perfect.
MayB44 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/11/22
Yes, and . . .
I’ve been a loyal listener for a number of years. This was my first podcast each day. I noticed a change in the writing and content a number of months ago. It’s shorter, not as playful, and there’s a dearth of related words. Hope you’ll return to the more interesting format.
Middle-aged White Lady via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/10/22
Unfollowed
The commercials seem longer than the stories and occur way too frequently. Goodbye!
A.Serious.Man via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/03/22
Recent Episodes
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 14, 2022 is: shard \SHAHRD\ noun Shard refers to "a small piece or part" of something, and is often used as a synonym of [scrap](https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrap). // A single shard of sunlight pierced the dense forest canopy,...
Published 08/14/22
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 13, 2022 is: carceral \KAHR-suh-rul\ adjective Carceral means "of, relating to, or suggesting a jail or prison." // The room was eerily quiet and had a carceral aesthetic. // Her article stressed the importance of...
Published 08/13/22
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