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English definition of “spell”

spell

noun [C] (PERIOD)    /spel/
a period of time for which an activity or condition lasts continuously: I lived in London for a spell. She had a brief spell as captain of the team. I keep having/getting dizzy spells (= periods of feeling as if I'm turning around).Periods of time - general words a short period of a particular type of weather: a spell of dry weather The weather forecast is for dry, sunny spells.Weather and climate - general words
(Definition of spell noun (PERIOD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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