Best App for Dictionary and Thesaurus
Definition of useful: Type your word into the search box, and the app starts suggesting words as you type. Tap the word you want, and the app shows you the definition, pronunciation, word origin and, in many cases, sample sentences. Tap the audio icon to hear the word spoken aloud. Tap Word of the Day to jog your vocabulary with the featured lingo selected by the Dictionary.com staff.
To put it another way: Tap the dock’s Thesaurus button to see synonyms for your word. If you later need to come back for another substitute word, Dictionary.com helps you return quickly with its Recent screen, detailing the words you’ve consulted lately.
Give your iPhone a 275,000-word vocabulary. Dictionary.com plucks its definitions from the Random House Unabridged Dictionary and gathers 80,000 synonym entries from Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus. The app even coaches you in proper pronunciation with an audio feature that speaks the selected word. The whole thing is stuffed into your iPhone, too—no online lookups—so the response is peppy, no network required.
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