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SCRABBLE Enthusiasts Score Big With Merriam-Webster's SCRABBLE Dictionary App
Aug 28, 2012 (04:08 PM EDT)
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Merriam-Webster announced the release of its new SCRABBLE Dictionary app—the ultimate resource for SCRABBLE play—as part of an agreement in principle with Hasbro, Inc. Determining the acceptability of a word will be easier than ever with this new mobile app, now available for iPhone and iPad.
The SCRABBLE Dictionary app is based on the best-selling Official SCRABBLE® Players Dictionary, and endorsed by the National SCRABBLE® Association.
"Merriam-Webster has once again met the needs of SCRABBLE players everywhere with its new Official SCRABBLE Dictionary app," says John D. Williams, Jr., Executive Director at the National SCRABBLE Association. "Thanks to this latest platform, no word game enthusiast will ever be without this important reference."
"SCRABBLE is one of America's favorite word games, enjoyed by adults and children alike, and we are pleased to aid in this play by bringing one of our most popular dictionaries to the mobile space," says Merriam-Webster president John M. Morse.
Perfect for face-to-face, online, digital, tournament, and school play, the app contains more than 100,000 playable two- to eight-letter words. It also includes variant spellings for game players in Canada. Additional features include a Word Finder that lets players discover all the words that can be created with their tiles; lists of Favorites and Recent Lookups; and Voice Search, powered by Nuance Communications' Dragon voice recognition technology.
For more details, please visit the iPhone app store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scrabble-dictionary/id542466961?ls=1&mt=8.
Merriam-Webster Inc. For more than 150 years, in print and now online, Merriam-Webster has been America's leading and most-trusted provider of language information. Each month, our Web sites and mobile apps offer guidance to tens of millions of visitors. In print, our publications include Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary (among the best-selling books in American history) and newly published dictionaries for English-language learners. All Merriam-Webster products and services are backed by the largest team of professional dictionary editors and writers in America, and one of the largest in the world. For more information, please visit www.Merriam-Webster.com.
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