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Click on a word to check the meaning. Links to the British Oxford (O) and Wiktionary (W) are provided for convenience, to check the meaning and use of a word.

Get the preferred Australian English spelling for

Microsoft Office - Windows or Mac

Internet Explorer - 10/11
Microsoft Edge

macOS - native dictionary (development release)
For Safari, Mail and other native applications. Also other applications that use the native dictionary such as Microsoft Outlook and Google Chrome on Macs.

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Word Check is the only online service to provide the preferred Australian English spelling. There are thousands of words in Australian English which can be spelt in two or more ways. The following are a few examples.

leukemia, leucaemia

TIPS: Use the correct case for proper nouns. Word Check is designed to check single words, hyphenated words and common compound words containing a space. Word Check does not check phrases or sentences. Click here for more Word Check hints and tips.

Anzac, ANZAC
dog, Dog, DOG
dOg, doG, DoG

Kelvin's Australian English spellcheck dictionary is the only dictionary to provide the preferred Australian English spelling, which is the best spelling of a word to use in Australia. To our knowledge no one else provides only the preferred spelling.

Using the preferred Australian English spelling results in professional and consistent documents. There are thousands of words in our language which have two, three, or even four ways to spell the same word. Would you prefer to use the preferred spelling of a word, or a secondary spelling variation. Using a secondary spelling variation is often questioned by others. This could result in lost sales, clients doubting the quality of your services and products, and potentially lower marks if you're a student. Spelling matters. It may be the difference between you getting a job or not.

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NOTE: Word Check is still evolving. In less than 2% of checks a valid word will be marked as not found as it is not currently in the Word Check dictionary. These words will be added promptly. Thank you in advance for your patience. DISCLAIMER: Word Check is not guaranteed to be suitable for any particular purpose. You agree that by using Word Check you take full responsibility for your actions.