Cambridge Dictionaries

Developer: Paragon Technologie GmbH

Current Version: 8.5.888

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 249.2 MB - Download


Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary - the definitive guide to contemporary pronunciation for British and American English, with audio pronunciations and helpful language learning features. Preview the full wordlist and sample entries before buying.

This app allows you to quickly and easily navigate and try out the dictionary, as well as experience some of the search and learning features. You can check that the dictionary is appropriate for your language level and contains all the words you need, before you buy. The full version of the Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary is available as an in-app purchase.

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Learning features:

• British and American English audio pronunciations, recorded by native speakers of English.
• Favourites - to help you quickly access frequently searched words.
• Search History to revise your recent searches.

Search and navigation features:

• Full text search feature allows you to look up words more efficiently throughout the whole dictionary, including headwords and usage examples.
• Look up words in the dictionary using your voice with built-in dictation feature*(available for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks).
• List of similar words in case of misspelling.
• Wildcard Search if you are unsure of the exact word spelling. Use “?” and “*” symbols to replace the missing letters.
• English morphology module helps to find words in any grammatical form.
• Look up from other applications! While working in other applications you can easily and quickly look up any desired word without leaving that application.

• Search through Favourites.

• Search History to revise your recent searches.

Interface features:

• Quick access to virtual keyboard.
• Synchronization of dictionary language with the keyboard input source.
• Favourite articles to quickly access frequently searched words.

• Flexible font size settings for your comfort.

* To enable the dictation feature, go to System Preferences, choose “Dictation & Speech” and English language. To use the dictation feature in the dictionary, press the “Fn” (Function) Key twice, then pronounce a word and click “Done.”

About Cambridge

Cambridge University Press is a world-leading publisher of English learning materials. Expert authors write all of the content in our apps.


Release Notes:

* Minor bugs fixed


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 8.5.888
Review by NinaZxzd

Major pronunciation blunders - Two major errors in the American pronunciation of two entries in the audio samples: 1. Obama (i.e., the 44th president of the United States). The American pronunciation as recorded: ou BAE ma — that is, the middle syllable pronounced like the “a” in “candy” The middle syllable is pronounced with a short “a,” i.e., the vowel sound in “hot.” 2. Greenwich. English pronunciation as recorded: GREN idg American pronunciation, as recorded: GREN idg Amerians pronounce the town in Connicticut as well as the site of the Observatory: GREN itch In both entries, the phonetic spelling and the pronunciation match. Ghastly.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 8.5.888
Review by hleenii

Interface is clumsy and not convenient - Interface is clumsy and not convenient. For some reason all labels were in Russian on my computer and there is no ‘Preferences...’ section to change at least something

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 8.5.888
Review by harjae

Disappointing - I came looking for a dictionary of British English which I need to write, not to speak. What I got was a short list of a few words – useless words for my purposes – and a dictionary-long list (I presume) of locked words, each with its own in-your-face ad for the speaking version of a pronunciation dictionary, which I do not need; I can use the written form of a pronouncing dictionary quite well, thank you. That said, I’n now going to remove the Cambridge Dictionaries, which is really a free ad for one dictionary. By the way, does Cambridge University know you are using their name?

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people