It’s no mystery that the English language is a bit arduous. After all, native speakers who have been speaking English their entire lives often have trouble getting it exactly correct. Even more operose is expanding one’s vocabulary in order to craft the language to make it less austere and more pleasurable to the listener/reader.
Term.ly (www.term.ly) is a website that helps ameliorate this problem. Taking the online Thesaurus to the next level, the Texas-based company Agile Tortoise, developers of Terminology, a leading iPad and iPhone reference app, have created a more dynamic and easy to use website to help with your English language needs.
Agile Tortoise has already garnered much acclaim for its Terminology app. Terminology has ranked #1 in the reference category, and as high as #25 overall on the iTunes App store. Now, Term.ly is available for everyone to use online and offers greater depth in functionality.
When you search for a word in Term.ly, you are given not only some alternatives for that specific word, but due to its semantic reference database, it provides you with hierarchical syntax suggestions as well. It is also search and share friendly. It gives you the option to search for your word in sites like Wiktionary, Wikipedia, Wordnik, Dictionary.com, and Google, and if you choose to, you can also share your results via Twitter and Facebook.
Whether you are using this site as a writer or as a translator in need of finding the right English word to replace the original word, this site is definitely helpful. It allows you to create a personal account so you can store your previous searches and not have to start from scratch every time you go to the website. The search results are much more fluid than those of just Thesaurus.com, and give you more options to express exactly what you are needing to say. With its mobile capabilities, now there are no excuses for “dry”, “insipid”, “bland” language, wherever you may be.