This is the Windows app named PronunDict whose latest release can be downloaded as PronunDict-v0.4.zip. It can be run online in the free hosting provider OnWorks for workstations.
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PronunDict is both a reverse phonetic dictionary (searching by pronunciation) and a standard one to search by spelling. Pronunciation is transcribed in IPA symbols. The software runs on Windows, and should also work with Wine on Linux and macOS.
NEW VERSION 0.4 RELEASED!
This software uses two external dictionaries (bundled with it):
1. AmEPD -- the American English Pronunciation Dictionary by Reece H. Dunn, (https://github.com/rhdunn/amepd)
2. CMUdict -- the Carnegie Mellon University Pronouncing Dictionary, (http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/cgi-bin/cmudict)
Unfortunately, this dictionary is not flawless. There are some errors in the dictionary entries. Also, marking of stressed syllables does not always work perfectly, because syllable boundaries are only guessed based on a set of possible syllable onsets.
You can follow PronunDict on Twitter.
- search by pronunciation
- search by spelling
- IPA symbols
- auto lookup through clipboard
- load custom dictionaries
- wildcard search by spelling or pronunciation (e.g. for finding rhymes)
- preview while typing
- phonetic keyboard
This is an application that can also be fetched from https://sourceforge.net/projects/pronundict/. It has been hosted in OnWorks in order to be run online in an easiest way from one of our free Operative Systems.