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The essential dictionary for school, college, office, and home, this newly revised fourth edition contains more features than any other pocket dictionary, including special notes on word origins, a pronunciation key on each page, and much more. Revised reissue.
Philip Morehead is Head of Music Staff for Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is the son of the late Albert H. Morehead, lexicographer and games expert, the original co-editor of this book, who was Bridge Editor of the New York Times for over 25 years and the editor of many books on games. He is editor of The New American Webster Handy College Dictionary and The New American Rogets College Thesaurus and is author of The New American International Dictionary of Music. He lives in Chicago with his wife Patricia, oboist and composer.
Table of Contents
Staff and Consultants
How to Use this Dictionary
Guide to Pronunciation
Plural Forms of Nouns
Inflection of Regular Verbs
Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
The Formation of Additional Words
American, British and Canadian Spellings
Masculine and Feminine Entries
Including All Abbreviations Used in This Dictionary