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spelling

[ spel-ing ]
/ ˈspɛl ɪŋ /
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Definition of spelling

noun
the manner in which words are spelled; orthography.
a group of letters representing a word.
the act of a speller.
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Origin of spelling

1400–50; late Middle English (gerund); see spell1, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for spelling

spelling
/ (ˈspɛlɪŋ) /

noun
the act or process of writing words by using the letters conventionally accepted for their formation; orthography
the art or study of orthography
the actual way in which a word is spelt
the ability of a person to spellJohn's spelling is good
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