spelling reform


noun

an attempt to change the spelling of English words to make it conform more closely to pronunciation.

Origin of spelling reform

First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for spelling reform

  • I have no detailed objection to items of spelling-reform; my objection is to a general principle; and it is this.

    All Things Considered|G. K. Chesterton