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Word of the day for May 21
orature n
  1. The oral equivalent of literature: a collection of traditional folk songs, stories, etc., that is communicated orally rather than in writing. []

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This template is used for creating the Word of the Day that appears on the Wiktionary Main Page, and for archiving such WOTDs at pages in the format "Wiktionary:Word of the day/Archive/[year]/[month]".

Sample template

{{WOTD|[word]|[part of speech]|[Brief definition.]|comment=|[month]|[day]}}


Parameter Remarks
1st parameter mandatory: The Word of the Day, which should be one of the lemmas (main entries) in Wiktionary.
2nd parameter mandatory: The part of speech of the word. It is suggested that you use the following abbreviations:
adj adjective interj interjection phrase phrase proper n proper noun
adv adverb n noun pron pronoun v verb
conj conjunction
3rd parameter mandatory: The definition of the word. If the word has numerous definitions, choose some of them to highlight. You may wish to use the template "{{...}}" to indicate omissions. The number "1." will be automatically inserted before the first definition, but you will need to add "#" before second and subsequent definitions. Do not include any {{defdate}}, {{synonyms}}, or {{antonyms}} templates; usage examples; or quotations.
4th and 5th parameters mandatory: The 4th parameter should be the month spelled out (e.g., "January"), and the 5th parameter should be the day of the month indicated as a number with no leading zero (e.g., "1").
6th parameter
A comment about the word; for example, the reason why the word was selected to be featured on a particular date.
audio The name of an audio file indicating how the word is pronounced. If this parameter is not stated, the template will try to default to "En-us-[entry].ogg" first, then "En-uk-[entry].ogg" next, then any .oga files with that filename format, then "En-au-[entry].ogg", and finally "[entry].flac". If these files do not exist, then no link to an audio file will be displayed, unless a filename is specified using the parameter like this: |audio=whipsmart.flac.

To suppress an audio file which exists, use |audio=no.