spelldown


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spell·down

 (spĕl′doun′)

spelldown

(ˈspɛlˌdaʊn)
n
US a spelling competition
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spelldown - a contest in which you are eliminated if you fail to spell a word correctly
contest, competition - an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
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Winners from each age group will earn a scholarship, then compete against each other in an all-list spelldown for a Grand Prize
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Winners from each age group will compete in a spelldown to determine the grand-prize winner.