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Provides information about the specified custom vocabulary.

To view the status of the specified custom vocabulary, check the VocabularyState field. If the status is READY , your custom vocabulary is available to use. If the status is FAILED , FailureReason provides details on why your custom vocabulary failed.

To get a list of your custom vocabularies, use the operation.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--vocabulary-name <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]


--vocabulary-name (string)

The name of the custom vocabulary you want information about. Custom vocabulary names are case sensitive.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To get information about a custom vocabulary

The following get-vocabulary example gets information on a previously created custom vocabulary.

aws transcribe get-vocabulary \
    --vocabulary-name cli-vocab-1


    "VocabularyName": "cli-vocab-1",
    "LanguageCode": "language-code",
    "VocabularyState": "READY",
    "LastModifiedTime": "2020-09-19T23:22:32.836000+00:00",
    "DownloadUri": "https://link-to-download-the-text-file-used-to-create-your-custom-vocabulary"

For more information, see Custom Vocabularies in the Amazon Transcribe Developer Guide.


VocabularyName -> (string)

The name of the custom vocabulary you requested information about.

LanguageCode -> (string)

The language code you selected for your custom vocabulary.

VocabularyState -> (string)

The processing state of your custom vocabulary. If the state is READY , you can use the custom vocabulary in a StartTranscriptionJob request.

LastModifiedTime -> (timestamp)

The date and time the specified custom vocabulary was last modified.

Timestamps are in the format YYYY-MM-DD'T'HH:MM:SS.SSSSSS-UTC . For example, 2022-05-04T12:32:58.761000-07:00 represents 12:32 PM UTC-7 on May 4, 2022.

FailureReason -> (string)

If VocabularyState is FAILED , FailureReason contains information about why the custom vocabulary request failed. See also: Common Errors .

DownloadUri -> (string)

The Amazon S3 location where the custom vocabulary is stored; use this URI to view or download the custom vocabulary.