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This template creates a soft redirect to Wiktionary.

Do not place it on every possible word. Soft redirects to Wiktionary are to dictionary definitions, and generally Wikipedia is not a dictionary.

Only use it when:

  • There is no scope for a Wikipedia article at this title, and
  • There is no other Wikipedia page to which this would be an appropriate redirect, and
  • There is a relevant entry in Wiktionary, and
  • Readers search for it on Wikipedia.

See Wikipedia:Wikimedia sister projects § Soft redirects from Wikipedia to a sister project for further guidance on the use of such templates.

This template is a self-reference and so is part of the Wikipedia project rather than the encyclopaedic content.


You can use {{ longcomment}} to prevent a page thus redirected from being listed on Special:Shortpages.

{{Wiktionary redirect}} {{subst:longcomment}}
Provides a soft redirect to the Wiktionary page, using the current page's name, but the first letter is turned to lower case. Check if the case is appropriate.
{{wtr|sophisticated}} {{subst:longcomment}}
Pass a parameter to specify the link target.
{{wtr|Category:English idioms|many=yes}}
Pass |many=yes to link to lists or categories on Wiktionary.
Pass |italic=yes to comply with MOS:FOREIGNITALIC for foreign-language words.

Side effects

  1. This template will categorise tagged articles into Category:Redirects to Wiktionary.

Where used

Other templates linking to Wiktionary

Template Alias Explanation
{{ Wiktionary}} {{ wikt}} Makes a box.
{{ Wiktionary pipe}} {{ wtp}} Ditto. Allows a piped link.
{{ See Wiktionary}} A disambiguation hatnote type. Useful if the article title is a generic name, but the content differs from it. For example, Tryout is an article about a journal, and this template is used to link to "tryout" page in Wiktionary.
{{ Wiktionary-inline}} {{ wti}} Can be used in the "External links" section, by making a one-line navigator. Not inline in the usual sense.
{{ Wiktionary redirect}} {{ wtr}} Makes a soft redirect.
{{ Wiktionary category 2}} {{ wtc}} Similar to {{ wikt}}, but links to a category in Wiktionary.
{{ Wiktionary category}} Ditto, more verbose type.
{{ Linktext}} Turns each of consecutive words into an Wiktionary link, or any other interwiki / interlang link. Example: {{linktext|táłtłʼááh|adijiłii}}  →   táłtłʼááh adijiłii
{{ wt}} Links to a language-specific section of a Wiktionary entry. Deprecated ( discussion log).
{{ wikt-lang}} Applies a language tag to a word, and links to that language's section of the Wiktionary entry on the word, much like the {{m}} and {{l}} templates on Wiktionary. For instance, {{wikt-lang|en|be|was}} yields was, and is equivalent to {{lang|en|[[wikt:be#English|was]]}}.

Moving a non-encyclopedic entry to Wiktionary:


Wiktionary-related userboxes:

See also: