Dictionary Terms Guide Words – words found at the top of each page. The word on the top LEFT side indicates the FIRST word found on the page. The word on the top RIGHT indicates the LAST word found on the page. Syllabication – the breakdown of a word into syllables. Indicated using small dots between syllables or empty spaces between syllables. Found in the entry word. Pronunciation – tells how the word is pronounced using phonetic spelling and symbols. Found in parenthesis near the beginning of an entry word. Part of Speech – tells the part of speech that the entry word is. It is indicated by a variety of letters typed in italics. Noun _________________ Pronoun ______________ Adverb _______________ Interjection ___________ Verb _______________ Adjective ________________ Preposition ______________ Conjunction _____________ Forms – indicates different forms of a word with endings such as: -ed, -ing, -s. Definition – tells the meaning or meanings of the word. Etymology – shows the origin/history of a word.