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.

• Over 210,000 definitions
• Over 121,000 headwords and phrases
• Over 13,000 encyclopedic entries
• 22,000 word origins or etymologies
• IPA and plain English pronunciations given for 114,500+ words
• Over 25,000 audio pronunciations* voiced by real Aussies
• Example phrases to show how a word is used
• 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

• Options to share entries [OR] words and definitions
• Access any time without an internet connection
• Compatible with VoiceOver (iOS)

*Initial access to audio pronunciations and images requires internet connection. Once you have accessed an image or pronunciation it will be saved locally for future use.

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 2.0.11

Updated UI for iOS 13

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

HiFi4TeePee ,

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.

Edward Snowedin ,

Needs a little Polish

Good to finally see an update in Dec 2019 after many years. Hopefully these will be more frequent in the future.

It is fantastic to have an Australian dictionary at hand on your phone. Macquarie is the standard and I use it regularly.

The interface could do with some improvement to make it a little more intuitive. Also, synonyms and antonyms are missing.

PA_and_HP ,

Excellent Australian Resource

I have used the paper version for decades and this version for a few years. I refer to both frequently and find the app version much easier in most uses. I thoroughly recommend this app


Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd
221.1 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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