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spell·ing

 (spĕl′ĭng)
n.
1.
a. The forming of words with letters in an accepted order; orthography.
b. The art or study of orthography.
2. The way in which a word is spelled.
3. A person's ability to spell words: a writer plagued by bad spelling.

spelling

(ˈspɛlɪŋ)
n
1. (Linguistics) the act or process of writing words by using the letters conventionally accepted for their formation; orthography
2. (Linguistics) the art or study of orthography
3. (Linguistics) the actual way in which a word is spelt
4. the ability of a person to spell: John's spelling is good.

spell•ing

(ˈspɛl ɪŋ)

n.
1. the manner in which words are spelled; orthography.
2. a group of letters representing a word.
[1400–50]

Spelling

See also language.

the practice or defect of incorrect spelling. — cacographer, n. — cacographic, cacographical, adj.
a phonetic spelling system in which for each sound the letter or digraph most commonly found representing that sound is used.
Rare. the study of nonphonetic spelling. — hetericist, n.
1. the practice of spelling in a way contrary to standard usage.
2. the use of the same letters or combinations of letters to represent different sounds, as in English tough and dough. — heterographic, heterographical, adj.
1. the art of writing words according to accepted usage; correct spelling.
2. that part of grammar that treats of letters and spelling.
3. a method of spelling. — orthographer, n. — orthographic, adj.
any phonetic spelling, writing, or shorthand system. — phonog-rapher, phonographist, n. — phonographic, phonographical, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spelling - forming words with letters according to the principles underlying accepted usagespelling - forming words with letters according to the principles underlying accepted usage
orthography, writing system - a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols
misspelling - a spelling that is incorrect
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"

spelling

noun orthography I had to correct several mistakes in her spelling.
Quotations
"My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong place" [A.A. Milne Winnie the Pooh]
"`Do you spell it with a "V" or a "W"?'. `That depends upon the taste and fancy of the speller, my Lord.'" [Charles Dickens Pickwick Papers]
"orthography: the science of spelling by the eye instead of the ear" [Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary]
Translations
تَهْجِئَةتَهْجِئَه
pravopishláskování
stavning
oikeinkirjoitusortografiatavaus
pisanje
helyesírásírásbetűzés
stafsetning
スペルつづり文字綴り綴り
철자법
pravopispravopisný
črkovanje
stavning
การสะกดคำ
đánh vấn

spelling

[ˈspelɪŋ]
A. Nortografía f
the correct spelling isla ortografía correcta es ...
my spelling is terriblecometo muchas faltas de ortografía
B. CPD spelling bee Ncertamen m de ortografía
spelling checker Ncorrector m ortográfico
spelling mistake Nfalta f de ortografía
spelling pronunciation Npronunciación f ortográfica

spelling

[ˈspɛlɪŋ]
n
(= ability, action) → orthographe f
My spelling is terrible → Je fais beaucoup de fautes d'orthographe.
I'm terrible at spelling → Je suis très mauvais en orthographe.
(= way a word is written) → orthographe f
modif [error, test, rule] → d'orthographe; [variant] → orthographique; [reform] → de l'orthographe
a spelling mistake → une faute d'orthographespelling error nfaute f d'orthographe

spelling

nRechtschreibung f, → Orthografie f; (of a word)Schreibweise f; (= activity)Rechtschreiben nt; (Sch: = lesson) → Rechtschreibeunterricht m; the correct spelling is …die richtige Schreibweise ist …

spelling

:
spelling bee
n (Sch) → Buchstabierwettbewerb m
spelling book
nFibel f
spelling check
n (Comput) → Rechtschreibprüfung f
spelling mistake
spelling pronunciation
nbuchstabengetreue Aussprache

spelling

[ˈspɛlɪŋ] nortografia

spell1

(spel) past tense, past participle spelt (-t) , spelled verb
1. to name or give in order the letters of (a word). I asked him to spell his name for me.
2. (of letters) to form (a word). C-a-t spells `cat'.
3. to (be able to) spell words correctly. I can't spell!
4. to mean or amount to. This spells disaster.
speller noun
1. a computer program that corrects spelling mistakes.
2. someone who is good or bad at spelling. She is a good speller.
3. (American) a book for teaching spelling.
ˈspelling noun
Her spelling is terrible; (also adjective) The teacher gave the children a spelling lesson/test.

spelling

تَهْجِئَة pravopis stavning Rechtschreibung ορθογραφία ortografía oikeinkirjoitus orthographe pisanje ortografia つづり 철자법 spelling staving pisownia ortografia правописание stavning การสะกดคำ heceleme đánh vấn 拼写
References in classic literature ?
Nevertheless, like all fervid writing, the task was done in less time than usual, and if the spelling differed from Mrs.
In the Polynesian words used in this volume,--except in those cases where the spelling has been previously determined by others,--that form of orthography has been employed, which might be supposed most easily to convey their sound to a stranger.
Wharton made extensive stylistic, punctuation, and spelling changes and revisions between the serial and book publication, and more than thirty subsequent changes were made after the second impression of the book edition had been run off.
to the attacks of the spelling reformers, and like them, will
Curriculum materials calling for a multifaceted approach to spelling are common; these are often promoted under the rubric of a 'balanced approach' to literacy teaching.
It is well established that learning to spell supports the development of writing and reading (Garcia, Abbott, & Berninger, 2010; Puranik & AlOtaiba, 2012; Westwood, 2013), and that inadequate spelling skills may have a negative impact on students' motivation and confidence to engage in school reading and writing tasks (Graham, Harris, & Chorzempa, 2002).
Spelling Rules, Riddles and Remedies: Advice and Activities to Enhance Spelling Achievement for All
The show documents the rocky relationship of Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott.
ERIC Descriptors: Elementary School Students; Grade 1; Spelling; Word Recognition; Word Study Skills; Teacher Made Tests; Program Effectiveness; Program Evaluation; Pretests Posttests; Individualized Instruction; Spelling Instruction; Student Surveys; Likert Scales
The poll, which questioned more than 2,000 adults, found around a third could not spell "definitely" while a similar proportion failed to pick the right spelling of "separate".
28 -- Bhushan Mohadkar from Bonnie FOI Secondary School battled it out with students from 50 schools to be crowned as the winner of the Bhopal round of the much talked about 'HDFC Life Spell Bee - India Spells 2011,' the Indian counterpart of the highly acclaimed Scripps National Spelling Bee, USA.
27 editorial, "Decision may spell trouble," when the editors noted that the critical element in this discussion is that spelling will still be taught in Oregon classrooms.