Forvo pronunciations available on DuckDuckGo

March 15, 2016

We're very excited to announce a new collaboration with the fantastic internet search engine DuckDuckGo. Now when you search for how to pronounce a word on their platform, Forvo pronunciations will be instantly displayed in your web browser.


DuckDuckGo call this functionality an 'Instant Answer'.  The intention behind Instant Answers is to provide what you are searching for on the search result page itself so that you don't have to click through to find what you are looking for, making the user experience that much better. DuckDuckGo prides itself on being a smarter search engine than others, as well as being one that doesn't track you. They emphasize protecting searchers' privacy and avoiding the filter bubble of personalized search results.


Below you can find some of the triggers you can use on DuckDuckGo in order to activate Forvo pronunciations as an Instant Answer. They are: "pronounce", "pronunciation", "how to pronounce", "pronunciation of", "how do you say", "how do you pronounce", "how to say". Go on, give this new feature a try at

Let us know what you think by writing to us at or contact us on Twitter @forvo. We love getting your feedback! DuckDuckGo's Instant Answers are open source. They are maintained on Github and anyone can build or work on them.