Rating: Windows Phone 7.7 version compliments existing Android and iOS versions
The Paragon Software Group,the mobile app developer, and Oxford University Press, the respected publisher, have together brought the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary 8th edition to Windows Phone devices. Boasting powerful learning features, the app offers full-sentence pronunciation; thousands of colour illustrations, and help with expanding vocabulary for anyone who needs to communicate in English.Whether reading in English on the Internet; communicating in a work setting; or studying English at school, the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary for Windows Phone now includes the right up-to-date vocabulary.
Examples are:- blogosphere n.; cloud computing n.; incentivize vb.;
malware n.;staycation n.; tweet vb., n. (new ‘Twitter’ sense); and
Users can listen to real British and American voices pronounce words, with no Internet access required.
They can also access spoken sentence audio online, or download all 116,000 example sentences to listen offline (approximately 430 MB each for British and American sentences).
Other features include – 57,000 synonyms, opposites and related words which enable users to find words with similar or opposite meanings in the integrated Thesaurus.
The app is also customisable through ‘My View’ which enables app users to choose how much information appears on the screen – hide IPA, example sentences, pictures, and synonyms. Plus tap to show the full entry again.
Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is available for £19.99 (€23.49 or $26.99) from the Windows Phone Marketplace here.