Merriam-Webster Dictionary Launches Free iPad App

In today’s digital age, the necessity for standalone dictionary applications might seem diminished.

With integrated dictionary functions in most software and easy access to search engines and Wikipedia, the meaning and spelling of words are readily available.

However, for those who prefer a more traditional approach to word lookup, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary app offers a compelling option, now freely accessible for iPad users.

While it is not the sole dictionary app on the market, and despite the prestigious Oxford English Dictionary offering its own iPad edition for $54.99, the Merriam-Webster app distinguishes itself with no upfront cost and features such as voice search, audio pronunciations, search history, and a browsing mode that encourages exploration of new words.


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