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Best online German dictionary?

I've always used dict.leo.org and been happy with it, until the other day. I had two words which I wanted to check in the dictionary, Kaltmiete (rent excluding heating bills) and hellhoerend (in this context a noisy building with thin walls). I got the meaning from the context, but wanted to check them in the dictionary for extra info and to make sure I hadn't got the wrong end of the stick. LEO didn't have Kaltmiete, and only gave me a meaning for hellhoerend relating to psychic powers. Dict.cc had both and very comprehensive usage notes, which surprised me, because usually those multi-language dictionary sites don't have a particularly large database. What German dictionary do you prefer?
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