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English definition of “spell”

spell

verb [I or T] (FORM WORDS)    /spel/ (spelled or UK also spelt, spelled or UK also spelt)
A2 to form a word or words with the letters in the correct order: How do you spell receive? Shakespeare did not always spell his own name the same way. Our address is 1520 Main Street, Albuquerque - shall I spell that (out) (= say in the correct order the letters that form the word) for you? I think it's important that children should be taught to spell.Writing and typing
(Definition of spell verb (FORM WORDS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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