- the act of one who spells words
- the way in which a word is spelled; orthography
- An example of spelling is the spelling of the word "cat" as "C" "A" "T."
- An example of spelling is when you actually say or write the letters of the word "cat."
Spelling is defined as the proper way to write a word, using the correct order of letters.
- a. The forming of words with letters in an accepted order; orthography.b. The art or study of orthography.
- The way in which a word is spelled.
- A person's ability to spell words: a writer plagued by bad spelling.
See also language.cacography the practice or defect of incorrect spelling. —cacographer, n. —cacographic, cacographical, adj. glossic a phonetic spelling system in which for each sound the letter or digraph most commonly found representing that sound is used. hetericism Rare. the study of nonphonetic spelling. —hetericist, n. heterography 1. the practice of spelling in a way contrary to standard usage. 2. the use of the same letters or combinations of letters to represent different sounds, as in English tough and dough. —heterographic, heterographical, adj. orthography 1. the art of writing words according to accepted usage; correct spelling. 2. that part of grammar that treats of letters and spelling. 3. a method of spelling. — orthographer, n. — orthographic, adj. phonography any phonetic spelling, writing, or shorthand system. —phonog-rapher, phonographist, n. —phonographic, phonographical, adj.
- Present participle of spell.
(countable and uncountable, plural spellings)
- (uncountable) The act, practice, ability, or subject of forming words with letters, or of reading the letters of words; orthography.
- (uncountable) The manner of spelling of words; correct spelling.
- (countable) A specific spelling of a word.
- (US, rare, dated, countable or uncountable) A spelling test or spelling bee.
1400s, from spell (verb) + -ing.
- The spelling also is interesting.
- As regards the English spelling of the name adopted throughout the Ency.
- To the Hebrews it was known as Acco ('Re- vised Version spelling), but it is mentioned only once in the Old Testament, namely Judges i.
- In the spelling Mar-tu, the name is as old as the first Babylonian dynasty, but from the 15th century B.C. and downwards its syllabic equivalent Amurru is applied primarily to the land extending northwards of Palestine as far as Kadesh on the Orontes.
- Whether Aldo was the sole composer of the work on spelling, in its first edition, may be doubted; but he appropriated the subject and made it his own.