speller

noun
spell·​er | \ˈspe-lər \

Definition of speller 

1 : a person who spells words especially in a certain way a poor speller

2 : a book with exercises for teaching spelling

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Thursday had begun with 41 spellers who qualified for the finals after surviving what was arguably the most intense competition in the bee's 93-year history. Amy B. Wang, chicagotribune.com, "From record-breaking field, 16 finalists move on at National Spelling Bee," 31 May 2018 The third-place finisher, 11-year-old Abhijay Kodali, came in second to Naysa at the Dallas regional bee, one of just a few regions that sends multiple spellers to nationals. CBS News, "Karthik Nemmani, 14, wins National Spelling Bee," 31 May 2018 The Scripps National Spelling Bee is an annual competition that brings more than 500 of the most advanced young spellers from every state to compete in D.C. The bee started with a preliminary round Tuesday morning. San Antonio Express-News, "Texas spelling bee contestants advance in national competition," 29 May 2018 Samuel Schmidt of Westfield Samuel Schmidt of Westfield is speller No. Joe Tamborello, Indianapolis Star, "3 students represent Indianapolis-area in Scripps National Spelling Bee," 29 May 2018 While Atman spelled his two onstage words correctly, two spellers from St. John of the Cross school in Western Springs didn’t fare quite as well. Chuck Fieldman, chicagotribune.com, "Hinsdale boy falls just short of finals in National Spelling Bee; two from Western Springs school also eliminated," 31 May 2018 Caitlin Pooler of Indianapolis Caitlin Pooler of Indianapolis is speller No. Joe Tamborello, Indianapolis Star, "3 students represent Indianapolis-area in Scripps National Spelling Bee," 29 May 2018 As of the semifinal round, 16 ace spellers remained. Hanna Krueger, NOLA.com, "New Orleans 2018 spelling bee winner goes 40 rounds," 17 Nov. 2017 The third graders were such great spellers that the dismissal bell rang during the competition. Chris Folks, Laurel Leader, "Fifth graders move on in elementary school celebration [West Laurel]," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of speller

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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speller

noun

English Language Learners Definition of speller

: a person who spells words in a particular way

speller

noun
spell·​er | \ˈspe-lər \

Kids Definition of speller

1 : a person who spells words

2 : a book with exercises for teaching spelling

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