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"spelling" in American English

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spellingnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈspel·ɪŋ/
the ​forming of words with the ​letters in the ​correctorder, or the way in which a word is ​formed: [C] I shouldn’t be ​markedwrong just because I used British spellings ​rather than American.
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"spelling" in British English

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spellingnoun

uk   us   /ˈspel.ɪŋ/
A2 [U] forming words with the ​correctletters in the ​correctorder, or the ​ability to do this: He's ​hopeless at spelling. My ​computer has a ​program which ​corrects my spelling. Your ​essay is ​full of spelling mistakes/​errors. [C] the way a ​particular word is ​spelled: This ​dictionaryincludes both British and American spellings of words.

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