Meaning of “spelling bee” in the English Dictionary

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"spelling bee" in British English

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spelling beenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈspel.ɪŋ ˌbiː/ us /ˈspel.ɪŋ ˌbiː/ US

a competition in which the winner is the person or group who is able to form correctly the highest number of the words they are asked to form

(Definition of “spelling bee” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spelling bee" in American English

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spelling beenoun [ 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

(Definition of “spelling bee” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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