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Macquarie School Dictionary (App)

The Macquarie School Dictionary app is the perfect study companion, providing a comprehensive reference of Australian English.

Designed especially for students, and with thousands of images and audio pronunciations, this app answers your needs on matters of spelling, pronunciation and usage, giving you confidence in both spoken and written language.

Suitable for upper primary and secondary students.

This app downloads direct to your device and does not require an internet connection to use*

Download on the App Store

All Macquarie Dictionary iOS apps are available to both Education and Business at a 50% discount when purchased through the Apple Volume Purchase Program.


Simple and fast search of over 60,000 words and phrases including 6000+ encyclopedic entries and 22,000+ word origins.

  • The built-in Fuzzy search helps you find words that are tricky to spell
  • Use VoiceOver to search when you don’t know how to spell out the word
  • Use wildcard searches to discover new words and maximise your search results
  • Browse through all entries to discover new words
  • Cross-reference links mean you can tap on any word within an entry to find out what it means


  • Images for over 3000 entries*
  • Bookmark entries to create a personalised list of tricky words
  • The Recent search list lets you see which words you’ve looked at recently
  • Thousands of audio pronunciations let you hear how a word sounds in a true Aussie accent*
  • Illustrative phrases show you how words are used in context
  • Learn the origins of words with thousands of etymologies
  • Usage notes give extra information about how a word is used
  • Share words and definitions with others

*Initial access to audio pronunciations and images requires internet connection. Once you have accessed an image or pronunciation it will be saved locally for future use.

This app is from the publishers of the popular, authoritative Macquarie Dictionary — Australia’s national dictionary. The Macquarie Dictionary continues to change, adapt and re-adjust to reflect Australian language. 


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