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Is there some reverse IPA dictionary for English?

I see that the word "query" is pronounced: /ˈkwɪəri/ I was wondering whether there is any word in English that sounds: /ˈkwiri/ Is there some kind of reverse pronunciation lookup resource online?
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Any online English dictionaries listing the previous pronunciation of words?

I am interested to know the pronunciation of words in the past fifty years or so. Does anyone know any online dictionaries which list the former pronunciation of words in English language?
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Online pronunciation dictionary for conversational version of phrases

Is there any online pronunciation dictionary which shows conversational version of phrases e.g. /ə ˈkʌpə tiː/ instead of /ˈə ˈkʌp ˈəv ˈtiː/ ?
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Where can I find a list of English words sorted by popularity, together with their pronunciations?

I'd like to have a list of English words sorted by popularity together with their pronunciations. I need it to learn the words I can't pronounce in popularity order. Is there anything like that I can ...
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Are questions about pronunciation notation ok?

I have a made up word (being used as brand name for a project I'm working on) and I know how it is pronounced and I can write it phonetically, but I need to know how to write the pronunciation with ...
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Please reconsider the closing of this question and reopen it for a response that actually answers the question

Look at the question that was asked here and not sufficiently answered: What is the difference between "phonetic" and "phonemic"? The question is asking whether there is a ...
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Question is on hold - should it be? What is considered a “general reference”?

My question is put on hold for being off-topic: How do I pronounce the name "Aurelius"? Since I wasn't exactly sure what the "general reference" reason actually is (When looking at the Help ...
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Why was my question about English pronunciation closed?

I wanted to know why the J in San Jacinto is pronounced differently than the J in San Jose, in English. It seems to be very comparable to the discussions on how to pronounce forte or baba ghanouj. ...
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Comment or answer?

I sometimes hesitate using answer or comment. In this case I didn't hesitate because I didn't think giving a link was worth an answer. (I suppose my subconscious was reluctant to see me gain undue ...
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What features would you want on a pronunciation search web site?

There have been a couple questions lately with requests for some kind of web site where you can somehow search by pronunciation to find words: Any website to look up words with similar pronunciation ...
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How about adding font embedding for pronunciations characters?

How about adding font embedding for pronunciations characters like the one does at math.SE site? I don't mean to add MathJax to here, only embedding a font will work for this english.SE site.
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Use and mechanics of IPA [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate of: IPA usage, entry How to enter phonetic transcriptions? I notice that for questions where pronunciation is relevant (e.g. "What words are commonly mispronounced by literate ...
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Question about English vowels prematurely closed as duplicate

I dispute that this question is really a duplicate: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/7439/why-put-and-cut-sound-different-closed The duplicate question to which the asker is referred ...
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How should I report a pronunciation using the IPA notation?

Should I report the pronunciation as |ˈˌdaɪəˈˌkrɪdəkəl|, or [ˈˌdaɪəˈˌkrɪdəkəl]?
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Should questions about pronunciation specify which English dialect the OP is interested in?

In a question asking for the pronunciation of a word, should the question make clear to which English dialect it is referring? If the word is pronounced differently in American English and British ...