Spell out - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspel ˈaʊt|
Brit.  |spel ˈaʊt|

verb

- make explicit; specify in detail

You should spell out your demands

- spell fully and without abbreviating

Can you spell out your middle name instead of just giving the initial?

- orally recite the letters of or give the spelling of(syn: spell)

We had to spell out our names for the police officer

Examples

You should spell out your demands

Can you spell out your middle name instead of just giving the initial?

We had to spell out our names for the police officer

She was able to spell out her words without a prompter.

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