Add a pop-up dictionary to Android

If you’re familiar with the iOS pop-up dictionary, you may wonder why the same functionality isn’t built into Android. On iOS, you can select words in most apps, and easily access their definition.

WordLookup is an Android app that can offer you that same convenient and omnipresent dictionary. The one restriction when using the app is whether or not the text will be available for long-press selection — as not every app allows this. Ready to check it out? Let’s get started:

Step 1: Grab a copy of WordLookup for your Android device.

(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)


Step 2: When you come across a word you want to lookup, press and hold to highlight it.



(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)


Step 3: Next, press the share button on your Android and choose WordLookup (it will probably be first, as opposed to alphabetical with the w’s).

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