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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)

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.

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."