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
From 54 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.



  • Not enough composers

    By dabmusician
    There seems to be too much emphasis on jazz and opera. Quite frankly, there aren’t enough musical terms, for example, in French.
  • Good, but could be better, with more clarity

    By Mr. Reeee
    Lots of interesting information, but presented with far too many shortened words and abbreviations, which makes articles much more difficult to read than they should be. Just spell words out. Simple. PLEASE!!!
  • Oxford music

    By The Eyenerd
    Wonderful resource
  • Not Specific enough

    By mrs qing
    I searched the word Allegro, but it doesn’t even explain what the allegro means and just give me a sentence”a composition and movement in allegro style or tempo” Oh very appreciate it I didn’t know until you told me!
  • Total Crap

    By A.T. Bell
    Misleading marketing - there are NO musical terms at all here which was a big reason I purchased this app. And the terms that are in there are junk. Would rate at 0 stars if there was an option to do so. I’ll be asking for a refund.
  • 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.
  • Oxford dictionary of music app

    By chatulphite
    As there seems to be no way to get upgrades the app is severely limited in its future usefulness chatul2341564phite@icloud. com
  • Not A Music Dictionary

    By SaidItTwice
    It does not contain the words double-crow or bocal. It does not appear to contain more musical terms than their main dictionary, so it was a waste of my money buying this in addition to the main dictionary. Their word of the day is usually an obscure person that is pointless to know, or a musical term so basic as to be a waste of time. In my opinion it is not really a music dictionary at all. My desire, music terms not music history.
  • Excellent App

    By JSK67
    I have the physical version of this reference book, and it appears to have all the information the other does. As with all the Oxford products I have purchased, it is very well done. Full of music history, and even delving into music itself though not in great detail. It is an excellent source of info on composers. Brief, yet concise. I found it an excellent companion when going thru my music history course. My only gripe was that I had purchased this on an earlier platform and was subsequently discontinued so had to purchase again. Still, well worth the investment!
  • My Go To Source for Music Terms

    By PHD-NYC
    This resource never lets me down. Perfect for musicians, music students and everyone who loves music. DHP