Voice Over Dictionaries
Voice Over Dictionaries
Accent and Dialect Elimination and Acquisition
Resources to help you gain or eliminate accents or dialects.
Our team provides extensive accent and dialect elimination and acquisition services for voice over artists, actors, singers, politicians, and public speakers. In-person, via telephone (we only need to hear you), and by Skype. Call 1-888-321-EDGE or email firstname.lastname@example.org for friendly help.
Hanover Speech and Voice Improvement
If you rely on your voice for your profession, you are a professional voice user. This can include singers, actors, teachers, salesmen, clergymen, air traffic controllers, lawyers, doctors, or anyone else who uses his or her voice in the work setting. If your speech is holding you back from achieving your goals, we are here to help you. Take advantage of our speech improvement, accent reduction and voice therapy services from a licensed speech-language pathologist, Fern Hanover!
New York Speech Improvement Services
Our instructors help actors, business professionals, politicians and professional speakers, students, individuals dealing with the public, or anyone just wishing to achieve his/her personal best. New York Speech Improvement Services trains 250 clients per week, 80% of which are looking to shed a foreign accent or regional dialect, or business executives looking to expand their public speaking abilities. The remaining 20% are entertainers from all branches of the industry.
Pamela Vanderway's Dialect 411
Voice and dialect information for professional actors and the people who hire them.
The International Dialects of English Archive
A free, online archive of primary source dialect and accent recordings for the performing arts.
Dictionaries, Pronunciation, & Mispronunciation
Tools for voice-over artists
100 Most Often Mispronounced Words and Phrases in English
Here are the 100 words most often mispronounced English words ("mispronunciation" among them). There are spelling rules in English,even if they are difficult to understand, so pronouncing a word correctly usually does help you spell it correctly. Several common errors are the result of rapid speech, so take your time speaking, correctly enunciating each word. Careful speech and avid reading are the best guides to correct spelling.
Answers.com marries the best of community-driven questions and answers with hundreds of respected and trusted editorial reference books.
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A very handy pronunciation and research site for voice over narrators. Make sure to check out their "Tips, Tricks, Tactics" section if you are still stumped on a particular pronunciation.
The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference, and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.
Cal Poly Pomona Asian Name Pronunciation Guide
The purpose of this website to assist with the accurate pronunciation of common first and last Asian names. Very helpful for voice actors recording for global projects.
It’s just what the name implies. Words that you search are retrieved with their definition and an audio pronunciation of the searched word.
The Double-Tongued Dictionary records undocumented or under-documented words from the fringes of English, with a focus on slang, jargon, and new words. This site strives to record terms and expressions that are absent from, or are poorly covered in, mainstream dictionaries.
Online pronunciation guides to 9 varieties of the English language and 9 other languages.
Touted as the largest pronunciation guide in the world, this tool goes way beyond spoken English. The top languages covered are English, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, French, Spanish, Arabic, German, Czech and Swedish. And for the occasional Star Trek commercial, Klingon is also supported.
Google's free online language translation service instantly translates text and web pages. Be careful - Google Translate does not apply grammatical rules.
How J Say
A free online talking dictionary of English pronunciation. It has over 14 million entries.
Welcome to inogolo-- the practical, easy-to-use website devoted to the English pronunciation of the names of people, places, and miscellaneous stuff. The site contains a searchable database of names with both phonetic and audio pronunciations in English.
International Dialects of English Archive
IDEA was created in 1997 as a free, online archive of primary source dialect and accent recordings. All recordings are in English, are of native speakers, and include both English language dialects and English spoken in the accents of other languages.
Search for medical terms using this medical dictionary. The dictionary contains definitions and explanations of thousands of medical terms and also features pronunciations and abbreviations.
MyMemory is the world's largest Translation Memory. MyMemory is 100% free. The site gives you quick access to a large number of translations originating from professional translators, customers and multilingual web content.
North American English Dialects, Based on Pronunciation Patterns
Pronunciation patterns and map of North American dialects.
VOA's pronunciation guide has helped people around the world pronounce challenging words in the news since 2000.