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Definition of "spelling" []

  • The forming of words with letters in an accepted order; orthography. (noun)
  • The art or study of orthography. (noun)
  • The way in which a word is spelled. (noun)
  • The act or process of writing words by using the letters conventionally accepted for their formation; orthography (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The art or study of orthography (noun)
  • The actual way in which a word is spelt (noun)
  • The ability of a person to spell (noun)

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Use "spelling" in a sentence
  • "“Henry the Fift” [_this spelling is used consistently_] except the “Faery Queen,” [_spelling unchanged_] next to the Miter and Phænix [_error for “Phœnix” in original_] [Stz. 3 sidenote] ..."
  • "[_anomalous spelling unchanged in both] -- To my own hindrence did I try. [_spelling unchanged_]"
  • "CM: Of course, my name spelling is even different from my grandfather's name spelling."