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 new and convenient Home page, sleeker and more intuitive visual layout, as well as innovations in the speed of searches, you can get to the desired entry faster than ever. • Translate and learn as you speak by using Talk & Translate – Use the speech recognition & text-to-speech app by downloading it for Free from the App Store. The great synergy between the two apps will be there to help you optimize your studies. SEARCH TOOLS - quickly find words with the clear, functional, 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 when you don’t know how a word is spelled. Looking for a specific word but don't know how it's spelled? We've got you covered with our automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ ('*' or '?') to replace a letter or entire parts of a word. LEARNING TOOLS - engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary. Designed to give you freedom to structure your studies, the dictionary combines several learning tools to help you be more organized, including: • ‘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.