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What were your top lookups in May?

As part of our occasional search monitor series, here’s a clickable word cloud displaying about 350 of your most-viewed words in Oxford Dictionaries Online during May 2011.

Literally literally gets the prize for the most popular word, perhaps down to its more informal and sometimes humorous usage. Plagiarism also features, although we hope not only because our readers are seeking reassurance that it is something of which they are not guilty. And while floccinaucinihilipilification continues to capture the imagination, it is gratifying to know that all our hard work on defining less glamorous words like run, get, and bring is not in vain.

Hover over the words to find out more, or click to see the full dictionary entries.



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