*Macquarie Dictionary is the official dictionary of The Great Australian Spelling Bee.*

The Macquarie Complete Australian Dictionary app provides users with the most comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date reference of Australian English. The app answers the needs of users on matters of spelling, pronunciation and usage for the complete record of English as it is used in Australia, from the colourfully colloquial to the highly technical.

Based on the complete Macquarie Dictionary Sixth Edition and equivalent to a 1745-page book retailing at A$100, the app includes:

• Over 210,000 definitions
• Over 121,000 headwords and phrases
• Over 13,000 encyclopedic entries
• 22,000 word origins or etymologies
• 114,500 IPA pronunciations
• Over 25,000 audio pronunciations*
• Illustrative phrases
• Regionalisms
• Extensive usage notes

• Simple and fast search
• Fuzzy and wildcard search options
• Voice search
• Browse through entries
• Bookmark entries
• Recent search list
• Cross-reference links

• Note-taking feature
• Options to share content
• Access any time without an internet connection
• Compatible with VoiceOver (iOS)

(Note: access to audio pronunciations requires internet connection.)

This app is from the publishers of the popular, authoritative Macquarie Dictionary - Australia's national dictionary. The Macquarie Dictionary continues to change, adapt and re-adjust to reflect Australian language.

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What's New

Version 2.0.9

- Bug fixes
- Database updates
- User interface updates

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Essential for Australian word lovers

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Obviously the definitions are fantastic.
The application, however, leaves a lot to be desired.
Dictionary should have off-line pronunciations like every other dictionary on the App Store.
The application needs to integrate better with the iOS.
Wordweb is a better application but not a better dictionary.

Great content - when you can find it


By and large a good dictionary with excellent Australian colloquialism representation. On only a few occasions have I found words not represented.

The app's browse feature needs additional work. Misspell a word and you're toast. It would be preferable to locate the desired word using a letter-by-letter hierarchy noting specifically where the spelling error is. In the mean-time Google fuzzy logic has been a friend in resolving difficult spelling.

TheThe search function could also be improved. It fails to find word derivatives often.

Otherwise, a great app.

Great resource to have on phone


Now includes the 6th edition. It is updated to take advantage of the higher resolution displays in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. One of my 'essential' apps, especially as a aid to statutory interpretation.


Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd
242.9 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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