Oxford Dictionary of Music

Oxford Dictionary of Music

By MobiSystems, Inc.

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2014-11-15
  • Current Version: 10.0.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 80.99 MB
  • Developer: MobiSystems, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings


The Oxford Dictionary of Music brings together an unrivalled collection of entries — 12,500 in all — covering musical subjects of all kinds in an authoritative and accessible way. Included in this impressive work are entries on composers, performers, conductors, musical terms and forms, instruments, works, venues, and a host of other topics. 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 individual works, including operas and ballets, orchestras and companies from around the world, famous opera houses, concert-halls, and musical festivals. Musical terms and styles, as well as forms ranging from operatic, vocal, and film scores, to song cycles, chamber, hymns, barbershop, and oratorios are covered, as are general themes such as musicology, acoustics, and absolute pitch, and historical periods such as the Byzantine era. Entries also include a wide range of musical instruments, from the familiar — strings, wind, and brass — to the less familiar — aeolian harp, bamboula and sackbut. • NEW! With the addition of a convenient Home page, a sleeker and more intuitive visual layout, as well as innovations in the speed of searches you can delve right into the intricacies of English faster and easier than ever!  • NEW! Translate and learn as you speak by using Talk & Translate– A speech recognition and text-to-speech app separate from this dictionary, which you can download for Free from the App Store. Whether you’re travelling or simply want to optimize your study of English, the great synergy between the two apps will be there to help you. This is a mobile dictionary with content from Oxford University Press and advanced search and language tools that have become the staple of quality language apps from MobiSystems. SEARCH TOOLS – effortlessly find words using a clear, functional, and easy-to-use interface. The integrated search tools activate automatically the moment you start typing: * Search autocomplete helps find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type * Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases * An automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ ('*' or '?') to replace a letter or entire parts of a word * Camera search automatically searches for words in the camera viewfinder and displays results LEARNING TOOLS – engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary: * ‘Favorites’ feature to create custom folders with lists of words from the extensive library * ‘Recent’ list to help you easily review looked-up words * ‘Word of the day’ section to help expand your vocabulary every day CONTACT US: If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions please contact us directly at support@mobisystems.com.



  • Oxford Music

    By Muszeek
    Great app!
  • Oxford Dictionary of music

    By sebhorn
    It’s excellent. I do wish there were a pronunciation feature (sound). I love the word of the day.
  • Lacks a great deal of information

    By Brian Kemble
    Here is an example of common terms you will either find misleading information or no information on. Dolce - apparently doesn’t mean sweetly, this app thinks you mean a part of an organ. Leggiero is not a term in this book. It seems as if everything I try to search comes up for with no information or poor information. I expected something akin to the online oxford dictionary which is wonderful. This app is a terrible waste of your money. Do not purchase if you have any musical training whatsoever. Just use google......
  • Probably an Ok app...

    By David Xenakis
    There is no easy to turn off Word of the Day notifications, so there is always a flash on the app's icon. I'm NOT going to be forced to Invite Friends by anybody's app. I'd like to keep this app, but am going to trash it. This company's policies with its apps are unforgivable.
  • Worthless

    By Lowbrass77
    Worthless app. I was fooled by the marketing. Should have know. There are NO musical terms as used in classical music scores. None. I want a refund.
  • 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!
  • Very let down

    By Straussmonkey
    For ten bucks, this is a sparse and heavily abbreviated piece of crap. I looked up mass in b minor and it found NOTHING. No intuition to even present 'bach' or 'mass'. I want my money back!
  • Horrendous

    By NJiMac
    What a waste of money! I'm an amateur classical musician. I can't believe how little effort has been made to make this app useful.
  • Great Resource For Musicians

    By F Doggy No.1
    This is a great app that should be used by any musician for history, theory, or anything of the musical sort. Love it so much!
  • Oxford Music

    By chamja
    A waste of time and money for all except the most classical music obtuse. There is nothing here beyond who and what, utterly lacking detail and worthwhile content. Proves again, numbers of words measuring quality of content is meaningless. One star only because it cannot be zero.