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DWDS : Das Digitale Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
Dictionary of "contemporary" German (in German), created by the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften.  Includes pronounciation, etymology.

Grimms deutsches Wörterbuch
Includes searchable "original" 16-volume work (1854-1960), begun by the Brothers Grimm.  Massive though not exhaustive, largely excluding "Low German," foreign, and loanwords.  Available in PDF.  The updated edition is available only in print in an expansive 33 volumes.

Find German encyclopedias, dictionaries in print in the UT Libraries:

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Goethe dictionar*
German theat* encyclopedia* [where theat* = theater or theatre]


Encyclopedia of contemporary German culture, 1999 [a snapshot]

Encyclopedia of German literature, 2000- .

Historical dictionary of German theater, 2006

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