reformed spelling

  1. 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

Words Nearby reformed spelling Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use reformed spelling in a sentence

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

    Division of Words | Frederick W. Hamilton
  • Then they had a reformed spelling-match, to prove how antiquated their recently finished education had already become.

    Betty Wales Senior | Margaret Warde
  • But at what point in the history of English literature would reformed spelling begin to work harm?

    The Booklover and His Books | Harry Lyman Koopman
  • All the degrees of reformed spelling now in use are professedly but transitional.

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

    Inventors | Philip Gengembre Hubert