A quick, easy to use, and comprehensive American English dictionary/thesaurus with 70 000 professionally recorded audio pronunciations. Fast searching, detailed definitions, synonyms, derived words, examples, and a great user interface let you easily navigate between words as you discover and explore their meanings.
The comprehensive WordWeb dictionary database includes:
- 285,000 words, phrases and derived forms
- 225,000 word sense definitions
- 70,000 usage examples
- 70,000 audio pronunciations
- 90,000 text pronunciations
- Synonyms and similar words
- American, British and international vocabulary
The intelligent word entry suggests possible correct spellings as you type, as well as listing words that sound the same or are often confused. In addition there's a fast pattern-matching word search feature, great for crossword puzzles and finding that word or phrase you've forgotten.
Search features include:
- Alphabetical listing
- Spelling suggestions
- Sounds-like and often-confused
- Fast pattern-matching search (*, ?, vowel and consonant)
- Filter search results by noun, verb, adjective, adverbs
- Customize search options (case, derived forms, etc)
No Internet connection is required to use WordWeb (unlike audio in dictionary.com). A smaller version without audio is also available - search iTunes for WordWeb.
[If the sound is off on your iPad check the toggle switch on the side (not the volume switch, the other one). On a phone make sure you have your ringer turned on and the volume turned up.]
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Ratings and Reviews
Just what I was looking for!
I was trying to buy a portable dictionary which could also speak the words. I kept reading reviews on those units, but almost every review said the pronunciaion overall, on most words was just so so, to not good. My wife was not born in the USA so really I wanted something for her..in particular to help her learn the proper pronunciation of many words.
Audio dictionary is EXCATLY what I was looking for..real people speaking correctly..not some Martain sounding computer voice mis pronouncing words as in those portable units. I suppose there may be better or bigger dictionaries around..but if you need help with pronunciation and want something that works easily, without needing an Internet connection, something that works VERY well..I am very impressed with this app. This is the first app I have ever reviewed here as I really feel it delivers what it promised..and at about $4.99 it's a steal..vs a $79 hand held portable with a robot voice. Well done!
Best use of the technology of any dictionary
This dictionary makes better use of the ipad/iPhone capabilities than any other dictionary I have used (note that there are several other dictionaries that use this same engine with different content). This is the only one that passes the sole/soul test - it really does have a sounds like fuzzy search. It also lets you use wild cards in the search and you can limit the search to just nouns for example. It has good cross references to other similar or opposite words. It works well on the iphone and the iPad. It has useful options in the settings menu. It has cross references to external sites.
The dictionary engine is the best but the content is not as good as many of the established major publishers of paper dictionaries. It doesn't have word origins or usage notes.
This is my #1 tool for Learning Disabled students!
UNBELIEVABLE tool! It does what I bought a $200 device does for print disabled students! Explore it all, the wild cards for spelling help, being able to get adverbs and adjectives for writing, oh and being able to pronounce a word for a student who would have been to proud to ask before. It even keeps a history so USE it for vocab development. I can't say enough great things about this. It's the one app I have on all 400 of our iPods for all levels of students. Requires no wireless which is another bonus! All teachers and students with print disabilities needs this app!!!!!!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.