speller

noun
spell·​er | \ ˈspe-lər How to pronounce speller (audio) \

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

Examples of speller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The SpellPundit bee, with spellers competing from their homes over Zoom, concludes Thursday night, the same time the Scripps winner would have been decided. Ben Nuckols, The Christian Science Monitor, "US spelling bee canceled, but the spelling will go on(line)," 28 May 2020 Bee Week is an unforgettable experience in which spellers and their families forge new friendships that can last a lifetime... Alicia Lee, CNN, "National Spelling Bee canceled for the first time since WWII," 21 Apr. 2020 That means the competition would top out at about 400 spellers. BostonGlobe.com, "The Scripps National Spelling Bee will have fewer participants next year. Whether it will have fewer champions remains to be seen.," 11 Dec. 2019 Forty-one spellers qualified for the finals after surviving what was arguably the most intense competition in the bee’s 93-year-long history. Amy B Wang, Washington Post, "From record-breaking field, 41 finalists move on at National Spelling Bee," 31 May 2018 Last year, the Spelling Bee ended in an unprecedented way — with the organizers crowning eight spellers as co-champions. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "National Spelling Bee canceled for first time since World War II," 21 Apr. 2020 Last year's bee ended in an unprecedented eight-way tie after Scripps ran out of words tough enough to challenge the best spellers. Ben Nuckols, The Courier-Journal, "Scripps National Spelling Bee canceled for the first time since WWII," 21 Apr. 2020 Last year's bee ended in an unprecedented eight-way tie after organizers ran out of words difficult enough to challenge the best spellers. Ben Nuckols, Anchorage Daily News, "National Spelling Bee canceled for first time since 1945," 21 Apr. 2020 The finals, a weeklong event that winnows hundreds of contestants to around 15 for the big championship bee, which was scheduled for May 28, are like a Super Bowl for spellers, and a prime-time television event for the rest of us. Jacey Fortin, New York Times, "Scripps National Spelling Bee Is S-U-S-P-E-N-D-E-D," 21 Mar. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'speller.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of speller

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about speller

Time Traveler for speller

Time Traveler

The first known use of speller was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for speller

Cite this Entry

“Speller.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speller. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for speller

speller

noun
How to pronounce speller (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of speller

: a person who spells words in a particular way

speller

noun
spell·​er | \ ˈspe-lər How to pronounce speller (audio) \

Kids Definition of speller

1 : a person who spells words
2 : a book with exercises for teaching spelling

More from Merriam-Webster on speller

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for speller

Nglish: Translation of speller for Spanish Speakers

Comments on speller

What made you want to look up speller? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

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!