The Cambridge Dictionary API

The Cambridge Dictionary API allows you to embed our dictionary content directly within your application or website by making calls directly to our servers. It is the simplest option for adding dictionary lookup and other features to a website or online app.

Our API gives you access to a range of dictionaries and dictionary resources. We currently offer these titles:

  • Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary
  • Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary English-Simplified Chinese
  • Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary English-Traditional Chinese
  • Cambridge Dictionary of American English
  • Cambridge Business English Dictionary
  • Cambridge Learner’s English-Polish Dictionary
  • Cambridge Learner’s English-Russian Dictionary
  • Cambridge Learner’s English-Turkish Dictionary
  • Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
  • Cambridge English-Arabic Dictionary
  • Cambridge English-Catalan Dictionary
  • Cambridge English-Italian Dictionary
  • Cambridge English-Japanese Dictionary
  • Cambridge English-Korean Dictionary
  • Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary

Our methods let you search, retrieve an entry, get pronunciations, browse a thesaurus topic and access the Word of the Day, among other things.

Explore the API methods we have available in our demo (API key required).

Contact us to get access to the API.