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spelling bee

noun [C]  us   /ˈspel·ɪŋ ˌbi/
a competition in which people, often students, try to spell increasingly difficult words until all but one make a mistake
Translations of “spelling bee”
in Chinese (Traditional) (正確拼出單詞數量最多者獲勝的)拼字比賽…
in Chinese (Simplified) (正确拼出单词数量最多者获胜的)拼字比赛…
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