an attempt to change the spelling of English words to make it conform more closely to pronunciation.
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How to use spelling reform in a sentence
The adherents of spelling reform will perhaps be heartened by the result of everyone spelling as they please.A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River | Barlow Cumberland
He surveys the general situation, he thinks it over, and presently he says 'spelling reform.'How Doth the Simple Spelling Bee | Owen Wister
He was a powerful supporter of the movement for spelling reform, as a means of promoting 365 the spread of the English language.
President Eliot, of Harvard, is not a believer in spelling reform.
A progressive man was this same reverend gentleman—a great believer in his native English and in spelling reform.Milton's England | Lucia Ames Mead