Use the following template or our MLA Citation Generator to cite a dictionary entry. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.

Template:

"Title of Entry." Dictionary Name, Publisher, Year Published or Updated, URL or Page Number.

Example:

"Amphionic, adj." Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford UP, 2021, www.oed.com/view/Entry/79633980.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.

Template:

("Title of Entry")

Example:

The OED defines the word as of or relating to Amphion, one of the sons of Zeus ("Amphionic").

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