spell out

verb

Definition of spell out

1 : to make plain
  • spelled out the orders in detail
2 : to write or print in letters and in full
  • numbers are to be spelled out

Examples of spell out in a Sentence

  1. the dating applicant spelled out exactly what she wanted in a man

First Known Use of spell out

1940

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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