What is the best English Pronouncing dictionary?

AL   Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:09 am GMT
Hi Everybody—I’m an advanced English learner, and looking for advice as to how to master English phonetics (American English). Also, I’d like to buy an English pronouncing dictionary (American English); however, I keep reading confusing recommendation with regards to which pronunciation dictionary is best for learner of American English. Please let me know what you think. Based on my initial research, Longman Pronunciation Dictionary by J.C. Wells is the best pronouncing dictionary for learner of American English; please let me know if I'm mistaken.
Kelly   Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:56 am GMT
Longman series are not that good. Disguisting is pronounced [dIzg@stinG] according to Longman.
Claude   Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:18 am GMT
I have got a Collins Lexibase e-dictionary, and using it every day.

See : "http://www.softissimo.com/collins.asp"
Al   Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:18 am GMT
Actually, I was asking which one is considered the best for American English. I'd like a dictionary that could help me with phentics as well.
Gustavo   Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:20 pm GMT
The best dictionary of pronunciation I have ever seen is LONGMAN PRONUNCIATION DICTIONARY I personally use it every day!!!
K. T.   Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:37 pm GMT

Type this address to get to the Merriam Webster site for American English. Type in YOUR word and listen as many times as you need.
K. T.   Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:41 pm GMT

Type in the address above for another pronouncing dictionary.

In addition to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, this dictionary is available for you to use. Once again, type YOUR word and listen. This may have British sounds.