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

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Gass, who was one of only two spellers from Lake County among the 562 participants of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, ultimately fell short of being among the 50 contestants to compete on the final day of the bee May 30. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "Deerfield eighth-grader reflects on her experience in Scripps National Spelling Bee," 3 June 2019 This year, there were 565 registered spellers from US states and territories, as well as international contestants from seven other countries. Johnny Simon, Quartz, "The champions and winning words from 20 years of spelling bees," 31 May 2019 Not one, but eight spellers were named co-champions after a five-round stalemate. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Spring teens’ website takes off in competitive spelling community," 14 June 2019 Out of the 15 Colorado spellers who traveled last month to the national bee, five of them studied under the expertise of Schaefer: Zachary Long, Maria Ciobanu, Bryson Browning, Angelina Holm and Grant. Elizabeth Hernandez, The Denver Post, "“Bill’s kids”: A 77-year-old Denverite has dedicated his life to coaching spelling for free “out of the goodness of his heart”," 10 June 2019 This was the first time in 94 years that eight spellers have been named champion. Teen Vogue, "The Scripps National Spelling Bee 2019 Had 8 Winners," 31 May 2019 My fee is one enthusiastic speller and $10 for a binder. Elizabeth Hernandez, The Denver Post, "“Bill’s kids”: A 77-year-old Denverite has dedicated his life to coaching spelling for free “out of the goodness of his heart”," 10 June 2019 By the 17th round of the finals, there are typically two or three spellers remaining, if a single champion hasn’t already been declared; this year, there were eight, blowing through round after round with breathtaking efficiency. Emma Baccellieri, SI.com, "How the Octo-Champs of the 2019 National Spelling Bee Have Changed the Game," 7 June 2019 From 562 to 8 This year's competition started on Sunday with 562 spellers -- all of whom are 15 or younger but have not passed eighth grade -- who made it to the national stage. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "A historic win. The National Spelling Bee has not one -- but 8 champions," 31 May 2019

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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 How to pronounce speller (audio) \

Kids Definition of speller

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

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