A quick, easy to use, and comprehensive international English dictionary and thesaurus with 70 000 professionally recorded British and international 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 WordWeb dictionary database includes:
- 285,000 distinct words, phrases and derived forms
- 225,000 word sense definitions
- 70,000 usage examples
- 70,000 audio pronunciations
- 85,000 text pronunciations
- Synonyms and similar words
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 crosswords and other puzzles, or 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.
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Ratings and Reviews
Very good dictionary, but a very mediocre interface
I thought that the basic function of this app worked very well. In short to find words, display synonyms and also to read those words out. Less than impressive was the ill thought out interface. There are many "what does that plus do?" moments. I can't help thinking that this would be THE go to dictionary app if it was designed to some of the usability standards of say the native Apple apps or ones like 2Do or Day One.
It does what it says on the tin... Just. 3 Stars.
Subtle differences missed
Generally I think this is a good app, and I can see it coming in very handy during play rehearsals when there is disagreement about a word's pronunciation. What is slightly disappointing is that while clear dialectical differences between UK and US English are marked (eg LABratory or laBORatri) common accent differences are sometimes ignored - US English tends to be far more rhotic than UK English, and have darker dark Ls, but these are sometimes ignored and you'll often hear a clearly American voice giving what is supposed to be a UK pronunciation (and vice versa), albeit only subtly different.
I accept though that for a mobile app (and one that's already pretty large) some compromises had to be made. The accent issue is slightly disappointing - you couldn't use this app to study a different accent, and it maybe hard to convince someone that yes, that really IS the correct UK pronunciation when the spoken example is in a US accent - but overall, for the price, this is a remarkable thing to be able to carry around in your pocket.
Not all English..?
Although this states this is an English version, only words that would sound different between the two (American and English) version are pronounce in English. For example the word 'Bath' is pronounced in English rather than American. All other words that would very similar in both languages are actually pronouned with the American tougne.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.