Typical dictionaries provide you with audio snippets and usage examples like below:
I waited until the whole house was asleep
she felt she had to get out of the house
the house gets a percentage of every bet
Our service extends existing pronunciation dictionaries by adding visual and situational context.
In the future, while curating videos for house, we'll be considering things like variations in pronunciations based on local accents. We'll even illustrate the use of house in idioms like below:
get along like a house on fire
house divided against itself cannot stand
house is a heteronym
House has multiple definitions within WordNet:
House also has multiple parts of speech. How you pronounce house might vary based on the definition since it is likely a heteronym.
- a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
- contain or cover
- an official assembly having legislative powers
- provide housing for
There are hundreds of such words that are spelled the same but have different meanings when pronounced differently in the English. We see videos being quite helpful for heteronyms as they can help add context in learning when to use one pronunciation over another.