I'm looking for a way to assign a shortcut for the right click button Look Up. So that I can just select some text and call that without using the mouse. Below is the pop-up that shows up when you look something up.

I'm aware of the "Look Up in Dictionary" service and ability to assign a shortcut for that but it's not the same.

Look Up Pop Up

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You could try adding the keyboard shortcut for "Look Up in Dictionary"

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Once you have that set, you can add a dictation command (assuming you have advanced dictation enabled) by just selecting any text and speak the phrase "make this speakable" which will open this dialog box..

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Use what ever phrase you want, then select keyboard shortcut in the drop-down menu and enter in the same shortcut you set in your system preferences. Now you have a keyboard shortcut and a dictation command

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