The free instant tool at ISC to learn meanings and even pronunciationI don't know why I have not discovered this earlier. Perhaps some of you may have noticed and used the feature to help understand the meaning of a word without recourse to consulting an online dictionary. Did you know that you can even listen to the text that is read aloud to know how to pronounce a word?
Here's what I am referring to: select any word in this text. On doing so, immediately you will see three vertical dots. Point the cursor to it (do not tap/click on it) and you will see some options, namely-
1. On tapping on 'Define' you will know whether the word is a noun, adjective, adverb, etc, and the meaning of the word. In that also, you will see the speaker icon and on clicking on that, how to pronounce the word.
2. When you choose 'Search' a side pane will open on the right side, once again explaining the meaning and providing some related notes.
3. On choosing 'More actions' you will see further options. One of these is 'Read aloud from here'. So then you will hear the text read aloud from that point on. I used this in a forum thread, and it not only read aloud the main text of the thread, but even the response number, the name of the person who responded, the words 'points', 'edit', and so on.
4. Even more fascinating was choosing 'Open selection in immersive reader'. This will lead you to a large screen of reader mode, with the options of Read aloud, Text preferences (you can choose a larger font for example), Grammarly tools, and Reading preferences (I won't tell you what shows there, see for yourself!).
Perhaps this is part of the Grammarly Tool feature that the Webmasters have provided for us here. How many of you have been aware of this and actually used it to improve your English writing and verbal skills?
Even after over a dozen years, I am on a learning trail, not only picking up knowledge from content but also discovering new things!
(Note that I use Edge browser, so don't know if it works in other browsers as well and if it is accessible on the smartphone).