respell

verb

re·​spell (ˌ)rē-ˈspel How to pronounce respell (audio)
respelled; respelling; respells

transitive verb

: to spell again or in another way
especially : to spell out according to a phonetic system
respelling noun

Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of respell was in 1806

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Cite this Entry

“Respell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/respell. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

respell

verb
re·​spell (ˈ)rē-ˈspel How to pronounce respell (audio)
: to spell again or in another way
especially : to spell out according to a phonetic system
respelling noun
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