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Meaning of “spelling bee” in the English Dictionary

"spelling bee" in British English

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spelling beenoun [C]

uk   us   US
a ​competition in which the ​winner is the ​person or ​group who is ​able to ​formcorrectly the ​highestnumber 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 ​spellincreasinglydifficult words until all but one make a ​mistake
(Definition of spelling bee from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spelling bee”
in Chinese (Simplified) (正确拼出单词数量最多者获胜的)拼字比赛…
in Chinese (Traditional) (正確拼出單詞數量最多者獲勝的)拼字比賽…
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