How do I copy the results line by line to Word?

For now “Side by side with English text” is your best option if you are going to copy it somewhere else. For best results you will have to break up the original text by lines though.

Why [r] instead of [ɹ]?

The website provides phonemic transcription. Since there is no rolling [r] sound in English language and therefore no confusion between the two, API recommends using ‘r’ for simplicity. Most dictionaries do just that.

Can I download the speech audio?

Not at the moment. The speech you hear is generated by your browser, so potentially there might be extensions capturing browser’s audio, but you will have to search extension repository of the browser you are using for that.

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HI, great website! Wondering: what’s the source the British annotation? BEEP? Or is it some transformation of the CMU?


Is there available dataset of words and it’s corresponding phonemes ?


Why are some ‘transcriptions’ in red letters and exactly the same as I typed them, e.g., “Barolo.”


In the case of words with multiple transcriptions, these can depend on the word’s role (adjective, noun, etc). For example, ‘suspect’ is ˈsʌˌspɛkt if it’s an adjective or noun, but səˈspɛkt if it’s a verb.
Your website makes this distinction, but I looked into the CMUDict and didn’t find where the multiple transcriptions are associated to roles. Do you mind if I ask where you get this data from?
Thanks in advance!


What is your standard reference for both American and British spelling? Thank you.