Spelling - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspelɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word spelling
Brit.  |ˈspɛlɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word spelling
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to spell


- forming words with letters according to the principles underlying accepted usage


The American spelling is “color” while the British spelling is “colour.”

He is poor at spelling.

Her spelling has improved.

She quickly gave the correct spelling.

Make sure to check your spelling.

Is this the proper spelling of your name?

The paper contains numerous spelling errors.

The manuscript contains numerous spelling mistakes.

Sometimes there are few correspondences between spelling and pronunciation.

Click here to check spelling in the document.

...the student's theme was marred by a number of egregious errors in spelling...

...no one missed the glaring spelling error in the title...

The editors of the book decided to Americanize the spelling.

We received a huge postbag on the spelling mistakes in our newsletter.

That new teacher is always pecking at our spelling mistakes.

Word forms

singular: spelling
plural: spellings
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