reformed spelling

noun

Definition of reformed spelling

: any of several methods of spelling English words that use letters with more phonetic consistency than conventional spelling and that usually discard some silent letters (as in pedagog for pedagogue)

First Known Use of reformed spelling

1879, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About reformed spelling

Time Traveler for reformed spelling

Time Traveler

The first known use of reformed spelling was in 1879

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near reformed spelling

reformed

reformed spelling

reformer

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for reformed spelling

Cite this Entry

“Reformed spelling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reformed%20spelling. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!