take dictation

idiom

Definition of take dictation 

: to write down the words that someone says so that they can be used in a letter, report, etc. Her secretary's very good at taking dictation.

Learn More about take dictation

Share take dictation

Statistics for take dictation

Look-up Popularity

Comments on take dictation

What made you want to look up take dictation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!