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Word of the Day by Wordnik


This plugin shows the latest word of the day from Every day your readers will see an interesting word, complete with definition and a real example sentence with attribution.

Wordnik’s words of the day are always unique, interesting, and rare. Give your blog readers a little word fun every day with this simple, attractive, and educational plug-in!


The Terms of Service can be viewed here and the Privacy Policy here.

The license for this plugin can be viewed here.


  • Example


  1. Activate the Wordnik Word of the Day plugin.

  2. Click on the “Appearance” tab in your WordPress admin, then select “Widgets”.

  3. Drag the “Word of the day” widget to where you’d like it to display and choose a title.

  4. Enjoy your unique and wonderful word every day.


Why don’t you show pronunciations?

We often have audio pronunciations available for our words of the day at Readers can click through to the main word page to hear the pronunciation

I don’t know any of these words!

We work hard to select really rare and unusual words that most people will not have seen before — we like to think we’re giving these hidden gems new life. They are harder to work into your everyday vocabulary, but think how great you’ll feel when you do?

Can I suggest a word for your word of the day?

Yes please! Email us at with your suggestions. If we use it, we’ll send you a Wordnik t-shirt!

Can I choose a word from my blog post as the word of the day to display?

Not yet.

Contributors & Developers

“Word of the Day by Wordnik” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




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