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Noun: spelling  spe-ling
  1. Forming words with letters according to the principles underlying accepted usage
Verb: spell (spelt, also spelled)  spel
  1. Specify or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word)
    - write
     
  2. Orally recite the letters of or give the spelling of
    "How do you spell this word?"; "We had to spell out our names for the police officer";
    - spell out
     
  3. Indicate or signify
    "I'm afraid this spells trouble!";
    - import
     
  4. Relieve (someone) from work by taking a turn
     
  5. Place under a spell
     
  6. Take turns working
    "the workers spell every four hours"

Derived forms: spellings

Type of: alternate, bewitch, enchant, glamour, hex, intend, jinx, mean, mozz [Austral], orthography, recite, relieve, take over, take turns, witch, writing system

Antonym: unspell

Encyclopedia: Spelling

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