Screenshots of Talking Dictionary
Talking Dictionary Editor’s Review
Talking Dictionary is a simple tool that can explain English words using the Microsoft Text-To-Speech engine. It has a built in dictionary of words. Each word is associated to one or more definitions and several synonyms.
If English is not your native language, you might have some trouble understanding the computer’s voice. I installed the program on Windows Vista Home Premium, and the only voice that is available is called Mary. ‘Talking Dictionary’ allows you to set the speed of this voice.
Shortcut keys are provided for saying the word, the definitions, and the synonyms. There are also shortcuts for going to the next or previous definition.
Drawbacks / flaws: The “Spell” function only works for the words that are misspelled. Double clicking the application’s icon in the system tray does not show the main window. You have to right click it, and select “Show dictionary”.
In conclusion: This program is designed for Windows XP, but it also works on Vista. It works well, but it didn’t impress me at all.
version reviewed: 8.6.0
Talking Dictionary Publisher’s Description
A speech enabled encyclopedic dictionary and thesaurus. Uses built in speech or existing screen reader.
Contains 250,000 word entries and is fully browsable. Database includes placenames, historical figures, slang and jargon. Updated with over 8500 new words. Can be used with other programs or as a standalone program. Designed for computers running.