Snappy Words is a free online visual dictionary and thesaurus. It’s a simple and quick visual alternative to the traditional dictionary. Just enter a word into the search box and the tool will create a web of related words, definitions, and phrases. Then, you can hover over on any word in the web to view the definition. You can double-click on a word, or drag a word to a new location to explore other branches of the word web.
The tool provides a great resource for students who use the same phrases repeatedly in their writing tasks by providing alternative words and their definitions.
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Özge Karaoglu is an English teacher and educational consultant in teaching young learners and teaching with web-based technologies. She is the author of Minigon ELT book series, which aims to teach English to young learners through stories. Read more of her ideas about teaching English through technology and Web-based tools at ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org.