A brief review of Word Hippo

I recently heard about Word Hippo, from a school pupil at Victoria Park Academy in the West Midlands, England. It’s an online dictionary, thesaurus and general all-round word helper.

Word Hippo is an all-round assistant for wordsI’m used to using the Oxford English dictionary and similar reference works, to which I have access through my library membership, so I wasn't feeling tremendously optimistic when I approached Word Hippo.

However, as you can see from the screenshots below, the range of options is impressive. I tried out “granularity”, just to put it through its paces. It wasn’t able to come up with a sentences containing it, or a word which rhymes with it. It came up with a definition and a synonym, but not its antonym.

That’s a bit odd, when you consider that it came up with “coarseness” as a synonym: you wouldn’t have thought it would be that difficult to produce something like “fineness”.

Still, as a general all-purpose online dictionary it’s hard to beat. It’s free as well, which is always nice!

Synonyms...This option is very handy for making sure you have used the right wordThere's no shortage of options for your chosen word