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Audio Dictionary WordWeb American English app review: enrich your vocabulary

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Introduction

Audio Dictionary WordWeb American English is one of the most popular mobile dictionary applications in the App Store. It is highly rated by users for its comprehensive features and ease of use. Developed by WordWeb Software, this app works perfectly with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Audio dictionary - WordWeb American English

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The Perfect Tool for Wordsmiths

In the past, people would reach for the dusty dictionary to find the meaning of an unfamiliar word. Unfortunately, finding a word was not easy because you still have to browse through hundreds of pages while running your fingers down the pages.

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Thanks to Audio Dictionary by WordWeb, finding word definitions has become a lot easier. WordWeb is a leading developer of electronic dictionaries. Its products include downloadable desktop software as well as an online dictionary with hundreds of thousands of words. The good news is that WordWeb software is now available as a portable app for your iOS devices.

Audio Dictionary’s core features are similar to its desktop counterpart. It offers a comprehensive database with hundreds of thousands of entries from definitions and derived forms to usage examples and audio pronunciations. This application includes vocabulary words used in standard American, British, Canadian, and International English. The best part is you can use this dictionary anytime and anywhere because it works offline.

Features and Tools

Audio Dictionary offers more than 285,000 English words with definitions, usage examples, phrases, and derived forms. It has 70,000 audio pronunciations and 90,000 syllabified examples for text pronunciations. Included in the app are synonyms, similar words, and related words. 

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The app allows you to quickly find any word through its intelligent search tool. It provides suggestions as you type a word into the search box. The search tool also offers possible correct spellings as well as words with similar sounds. And for avid players of crossword puzzles, Audio Dictionary’s pattern-matching with quick search feature would be very useful.

As a typical dictionary app, Audio Dictionary provides an alphabetical listing of all entries. It can organize the word index into a list of nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives. More importantly, the app offers cross-reference links to other word entries and online sources.

Audio Dictionary WordWeb allows full customization of search settings. Simply go to the Settings section to activate or turn off certain features.

And lastly, Audio Dictionary by WordWeb offers a simple interface for easier navigation. The search box is conveniently located at the top of the screen while the general index and settings icon are located at the bottom. You can quickly switch from one page to another by tapping the back or forward button. Words with audio pronunciations are clearly marked with red musical note icons.

Audio dictionary - WordWeb American English

Free

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Hundreds of thousands of entries
  • With synonyms and antonyms
  • Includes usage examples, derived forms, word sense, and pronunciations
  • Covers American, British, Canadian, Australian, and Asian English
  • Easy to use
  • Works offline

Cons

  • The developer should fix incorrect pronunciation of some words

Final Thoughts

Audio Dictionary WordWeb American English is a very useful tool for students and professionals. It offers a comprehensive set of features that will help improve your vocabulary.

Audio dictionary - WordWeb American English

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