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reformed spelling

a revised orthography intended to simplify the spelling of English words, especially to eliminate unpronounced letters, as by substituting thru for through, tho for though, slo for slow, etc.
Origin of reformed spelling
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He discusses the morals of the game of chess, the art of swimming, the evils of smoky chimneys, the need of reformed spelling.

  • He created the post-office system of America, and was the first champion of a reformed spelling.

    Inventors Philip Gengembre Hubert
  • All the degrees of reformed spelling now in use are professedly but transitional.

  • Movements for reformed spelling are no new thing, but this is the first one that has been adequately financed.

  • Any full consideration of the question of reformed spelling is hardly in place in this book.

    Division of Words Frederick W. Hamilton

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