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Definitions of spelling

  1. The act of one who spells; formation of words by letters; orthography. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. The act or art of forming words by letters; orthography; the way in which a word is spelled; spelling book, a book containing exercises for training students to spell. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. The act of one who spells; orthography. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. The way in which a word is spelled. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. The act of naming the letters of a word; orthography. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for spelling

  1. " I've always gone by the spelling and pronounced it Ponsonby," said John. – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. Compare the spelling of believe, grieve, relieve with that of receive, deceive. – Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore
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