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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
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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
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