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Monday, September 13, 2010

Snappy Words - A Visual Dictionary and Thesaurus

Snappy Words is a free visual dictionary and thesaurus. Enter any word or phrase into the Snappy Words search box and it will create a web of related words, phrases, and definitions. Hover your cursor over any word or phrase in the web to read its definition. Click and drag any node to explore other branches of the web. Double click on a node and it will generate new web branches.

















Applications for Education
Snappy Words could be a good resource for students that are stuck in the rut of using the same words and phrases repeatedly in their writing. Snappy Words will give those students access to alternative words and their definitions much faster than thumbing through a thesaurus.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Visuwords - Online Graphical Dictionary
Lexipedia - Webbed Word Connections
Wordnik Has Everything About Words