Spelling meaning

spĕlĭng
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The way in which a word is spelled; orthography.
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Present participle of spell.
verb
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(uncountable) The manner of spelling of words; correct spelling.
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Spelling is defined as the proper way to write a word, using the correct order of letters.

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."

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The act of one who spells words.
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(uncountable) The act, practice, ability, or subject of forming words with letters, or of reading the letters of words; orthography.
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(countable) A specific spelling of a word.
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The way in which a word is spelled.
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(US, rare, dated, countable or uncountable) A spelling test or spelling bee.
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A person's ability to spell words.

A writer plagued by bad spelling.

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Origin of spelling

  • 1400s, from spell (verb) + -ing.

    From Wiktionary