: the act of forming of words from letters
: the way in which a word is correctly spelled
: the forming of words from letters according to accepted usage : orthography
a : a sequence of letters composing a word
b : the way in which a word is spelled
Examples of SPELLING
- The American spelling is “color” while the British spelling is “colour.”
- The words “made” and “maid” sound alike but have different spellings.
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