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app gift-of-tongues

A very small CLI utility for looking up the meaning of English words in a dictionary

5 releases

0.2.2 Sep 28, 2022
0.2.1 Sep 28, 2022
0.2.0 Sep 28, 2022
0.1.1 Sep 28, 2022
0.1.0 Sep 28, 2022

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Gift of Tongues

Or simply called "tongues", is a very small application written in Rust to quickly lookup the meaning of a word. Currently, only english is supported, though this may change over time as more dictionaries are added.

Installation Guide

To install, simply run cargo install gift-of-tongues.


To use tongues, simply run:

$ tongues <word>

Doing so will retrieve the definition of the value found in the <word> parameter.


Q: What languages are supported by tongues?"

A: Currently, only english. This might change as the app evolves. To add a new language, an API or database would be required containing the information for that language.


Dictionary data is provided by https://dictionaryapi.dev


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