spelling

spelling - English

Pronunciation

  • (Canada, General American, Received Pronunciation) IPA: /ˈspɛlɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: spell‧ing

Verb

spelling

  1. present participle of spell

Noun

spelling (countable and uncountable, plural spellings)

  1. (uncountable) The act, practice, ability, or subject of forming words with letters, or of reading the letters of words; orthography.
  2. (uncountable) The manner of spelling of words; correct spelling.
  3. (countable) A specific spelling of a word.
  4. (US, rare, dated, countable or uncountable) A spelling test or spelling bee.
  5. (music) A choice of notation among enharmonic equivalents for the same pitch.

Hypernyms

  • (subject): orthography (precisely hypernymous but loosely synonymous)

Collocations

correct, incorrect, right, wrong, usual, unusual, standard, alternative, nonstandard, customary, common, rare

Translations

Derived terms

spelling - Afrikaans

Noun

spelling (plural spellings or spellinge)

  1. spelling

spelling - Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈspɛ.lɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: spel‧ling

Noun

spelling f (plural spellingen, diminutive spellinkje n)

  1. spelling

Derived terms

Descendants

Meaning and Definition of spelling
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