Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. -The responsibility for something. An onerous or difficult concern.

Usage examples (37)
  • But some children have special needs and there is a clear onus on schools to meet those special needs where they are specified.
  • The onus is on the customer to understand the transaction.
  • Again, the onus is on the blogger to think like the searcher.
  • I think the onus is on you to support your extraordinary claim. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.