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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
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President Kurmanbek Bakiev today ordered to allocate 800,000 som from his Reserve Fund for additional publication of the revised edition of the Kyrgyz language spelling dictionary, reported the president's press office.This dictionary was published last time 26 years ago - in 1983.
The spelling dictionary is built dynamically from the ICM's index.
Three appendixes contain the following: the parent consent form; a list of high frequency words; the teacher survey; a progress chart; lesson plans; a writing prompt; and a blank Spelling Dictionary.) (PM)