By Merriam-Webster, Inc.
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The perfect dictionary for playing SCRABBLE® – an enhanced version of the best-selling book The Official SCRABBLE® Players Dictionary, Fourth Edition.
The app includes ALL of the words that are eligible for recreational and school play.
Endorsed by the National SCRABBLE® Association, The Official SCRABBLE® Players Dictionary contains more than 100,000 playable two- to eight-letter words, and variant spellings for game players in Canada.
* Word Finder – a fun tool that lets you discover all the words that can be created from your tiles
* Voice Search
* Recent History – lets you keep track of the words you've looked up
* For iPad: Scrolling Index – lets you browse the entire dictionary
* No advertisements
What's New in Version 1.1
- An audio control has been added to the Word Finder tool
- Further enhancements for iPhone 5 display
Missing words, limited definitions, no word links
Update to review: I've downgraded to one star, because there are words MISSING from the dictionary. Not just four-letter words and ethnic slurs: try looking up "dashboard" or "somersault," which are both on the TWL.
I bought this dictionary because I want to be able to find definitions for all the words on the TWL list, as that helps me to remember new words that are played. It does have the words, but the definitions are minimal, without any etymology information, or even alternate meanings. As an example, look up "kine." This app defines it as "a type of television tube." Every other dictionary I checked also mentions the other definition, an archaic plural of cow, and usually lists that one first.
Also, for words that are defined simply as alternate forms of another word, it would be handy to be able to click on that definition and jump straight to the other word, rather than having to type the definition itself in to find out what it means. For example, "obe" is defined simply as "obeah," which is just as obscure as the first version.
Scrabble Dictionary doesn't synch with Scrabble game app
I bought the Scrabble Dictionary app specifically to look up words the Scrabble game app allows only to find I wasted $5 because the Scrabble Dictionary app doesn't even recognize many of the words - let alone their definitions - the Scrabble game allows! What a disappointment. Why don't the dictionary and the game match?
I own a 2005 Official Scrabble Dictionary (the book) and was happy to pay for the app, until I did and looked at it. What a letdown! Where are the Q without U words and the two letter words and the 2 to 5 letter words with no AEIOU vowels? Where are the 2 to 5 letter words with a high vowel count? Where are the 2 to 5 letter words with QJX or Z? Okay, so call me spoiled, but if I can have it in a book, why can't I have it on my iPad? Can I have my money back?
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- Category: Reference
- Updated: Feb 08, 2013
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 19.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Merriam-Webster, Inc.
- © 2012 Hasbro, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.