A modern, Composer and PSR-4 compatible PHP library for interfacing with the Wordnik API.

v0.1.5 2015-01-06 22:11 UTC


Picnik is a simple PHP client for the Wordnik API, that is Composer and PSR-4 compatible.

Its only dependencies are the GuzzleHttp client and PHP >= 5.4.

API Coverage

The initial goal is to support the word selection of methods.

Currently, the /word.json/{word} and /word.json/{word}/definitions API methods are implemented.


In order to use the client, you will first need to obtain an API key from Wordnik.

The client is pretty simple to use,

$client = new Picnik\Client;

$definitions = $client->wordDefinitions('cat')

var_dump( count($definitions) );
// int(1)

var_dump( $definitions[0]->text )
// string(189) "A small carnivorous mammal (Felis catus or F. domesticus)
// domesticated since early times as a catcher of rats and mice and as a pet
// and existing in several distinctive breeds and varieties."


This library is released under the MIT license. For details, you can refer to the full license document.