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Colour Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English

Colour Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-0-19-542843-8
Pages 996
Language English only
Price $16.95
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Edited by Katherine Barber, Heather Fitzgerald, Tom Howell, and Robert Pontisso. Published by Oxford University Press, 2008.

Previous 2005 edition titled Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English.


  • Based on the critically acclaimed bestselling , award-winning Canadian Oxford Dictionary.
  • Headwords in colour for easy look-up.
  • Over 125,000 words, phrases, and definitions.
  • Over 800 uniquely Canadian words and sens.
  • 250 entries pertaining to Aboriginal peoples
  • Dependable guidance on Canadian spellings.
  • Easy-to-understand pronunciation guidance for difficult words.
The Colour Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English offers a reliable description of Canadian spelling, pronunciation, and meaning in a durable and portable format. With each head word in colour it is easy for the user to find words quickly. With 125,000 words, phrases, and definitions, this dictionary features over 800 uniquely Canadian words and senses. Definitions are presented so the meaning most familiar to Canadians appears first, with each of these entries being exceptionally reliable – the result of Oxford’s unparalleled language resources and thorough research into the language. Throughout, it offers authoritative guidance on Canadian spelling, and pronunciations are given for difficult words using an easy sound-it-out system (i.e. for QWERTY Say KWUR tee). Designed to fulfill users’ everyday reference needs, the Colour Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English offers Canadians essential core vocabulary for everyday use.

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