Oxford Dictionary of Music

Oxford Dictionary of Music

By MobiSystems, Inc.

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2014-11-15
  • Current Version: 10.0.17
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 84.13 MB
  • Developer: MobiSystems, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.05882
From 68 Ratings


Containing 5,000 entries on composers, most of which include up-to-date worklists, The Oxford Dictionary of Music also provides entries on conductors, performers, directors, critics, producers and designers of international repute, writers and scholars. Entries also cover musical terms and forms, individual works (like operas and ballets), orchestras and companies from around the world, famous opera houses, concert-halls and musical festivals. Included are musical terms, styles and forms ranging from operatic, vocal, and film scores, to song cycles, chamber, hymns, barbershop and oratorios. Covered are general themes like musicology, acoustics, absolute pitch and historical periods such as the Byzantine era. A wide range of musical instruments is included - from the familiar strings, wind and brass to the less familiar aeolian harp, bamboula and sackbut. LATEST APP UPDАТES:  • Learn in style with any of the four colorful new themes – the colorful layout will turn your learning experience into an enjoyable routine. Customize your dictionary and benefit from the cheerful mood your favorite color brings you.  • Dive right into the intricacies of the language - with a new and convenient Home page, sleeker and more intuitive visual layout, as well as innovations in the speed of searches - you can now get to the desired entry faster than ever.  • Translate and learn as you speak with Talk & Translate – use this speech recognition & text-to-speech app by downloading it for Free from the App Store. The great synergy between the two apps will help you optimize your studies. SEARCH TOOLS - quickly find words with the functional, clean and easy-to-use interface. Designed to provide the most comprehensive search experience, the dictionary combines several search tools to match or predict what are you looking for, including:  • Search autocomplete helps you find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type.  • Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases.  • Camera search looks up words in the camera viewfinder and displays results in seconds.  • Voice search helps you find an entry using your speech.  • Automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ that corrects word spelling and a ‘Wild card’ that allows you to replace a letter or entire parts of a word with '*' or '?' when you don’t know how it`s spelled. LEARNING TOOLS - engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary. Designed to give you the freedom to structure your studies, this dictionary combines several learning tools to help you be more organized:  • ‘Favorites’ that allow you to create custom folders with lists of words.  • Recent list which helps you to easily review looked-up words.  • Swipe-to-delete functionality in the Recent and Favorites menus.  • Word-of-the-day option to teach you a new word every day. Feel excited by the new word or definition you just learned? Share your discovery with friends on social media, email or any other option available on your device.



  • Frequent User

    By Lydian8va
    I use this app frequently during private flute lessons to show the students how easy it is to learn about the composers of the music they are playing.
  • Good, but could be better, with more clarity

    By Mr. Reeee
    Lots of interesting information, but presented with far too many shortened words and nearly indecipherable abbreviations, which makes articles FAR more difficult to read than they should be. Just spell words out COMPLETELY. PLEASE!!!
  • Update functions

    By Sideways Typing Guy
    Update offline to have offline speech and text pronunciation
  • CarolPyle

    By CarolPyle
    Don’t want word of the day & have found no way to contact anyone or delete it
  • No musical terms

    By Pfstrikes
    A little mystifying why musical terms would not be included in a dictionary of music.
  • Expected More

    By mobrella
    I paid for this app expecting a comprehensive music dictionary. I mean, it’s Oxford after all. The first word I searched for wasn’t included. (Sorry, can’t remember what the word was, but it was a sheet music term, as opposed to history or biography.). Not as good a value as I anticipated, but I do enjoy the “word of the day”.
  • Great resource for musicians!

    By Johammee
    A must have for every musician and music student!
  • The abbreviations make it tough.

    By Dqmary
    The information is great, but the abbreviations create a klugy read. I find I just don’t read many of them because they’re a chore to wade through.
  • Oxie forte moon zic

    By irwin421
    Call it a term haha
  • Average app

    By KevinCoan
    I was hoping this dictionary would have most of the terms that I was finding in my music that I didn’t know, but a decent number of terms I was finding in standard works (Chopin Preludes and Waltzes, Beethoven Sonatas, Schumann, etc) we’re not in the dictionary. Most of the terms I did find in this dictionary I also found in the students’ method books in the last pages. If you don’t have another resource, this is better than nothing, but if you have something you’re happy with, don’t waste time or money on this.