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Over time, Google has evolved to be more than just a search engine to find topics on the internet. It has also become a platform to learn new things, such as calculations, conversions, the weather, and also word definitions, all of which can be done from Google Search itself without having to go to other websites.

Now if you’ve ever searched for a word definition on Google, it will return you the definition that is accompanied by a small speaker icon that when you press, will pronounce the word for you in case you’re trying to figure out its pronunciation as well. However according to Android Police, that could change (for the better) in the future.

According to their discovery, it seems that Google is testing out a way to help users learn the pronunciation of words better. These changes include the ability to slow down the pronunciation of the word (similar to how you can slow down the pronunciation of translations on Google Translate by tapping the speaker button again), and also changing the accent, where you can select the accent you want to hear it being pronounced differently.

However as Android Police points out, this feature doesn’t seem to be live for everyone yet which suggests that it might be in testing, or maybe it is being rolled out slowly. Either way this seems like a pretty handy tool if you’re looking to learn how to pronounce new words that you come across in the future.

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