Google by default shows the results for word definitions (define:) transcribed in American English phonetic notation. I tried to use /ncr (google.com/ncr) for "no country redirect" and currently avoiding it by using google.co.uk but is there a way to change it from Settings or by adding additional parameters (such as ?hl=en or en-UK or something else) to the query

IPA is International Phonetic Alphabet

What I want to see is this:

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Rather than that:

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Unfortunately, no, there's no setting in search settings to force word definitions to use IPA notation. Us poor Americans using google.com are stuck with whatever that phonetic spelling is that they use.

It seems that your solution to use google.co.uk is your best option. Another is to use Wiktionary, which includes both phonetic options. (There are any number of tutorials out there about how to add a custom search engine to your browser, so that's probably not as off-putting as it might otherwise be.)

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