Recent Examples of speller from the Web
That isn't the case for two professional spellers who aren't even old enough to drive yet.
Paul Loeffler, a former speller and ESPN commentator who also lives in Fresno, was one of a few who expected big things from Ananya in her return.
Scripps usually takes about 10 spellers to the final rounds, but the competition was paused with 15 kids left after more than four grueling hours on stage Thursday.
Out of 291 spellers, Kumar was one of 40 students who passed the preliminaries and made it to Thursday’s finals.
Sitting on opposite sides of the stage, veteran spellers Tejas Muthusamy and Shourav Dasari, both 14, handled their time at the microphone with ease and flair.
Gathering her thoughts, the speller scribbled on the palm of her left hand with her index finger.
Crosswords have been helpful, too, for familiarity with some of the short, obscure words that sometimes trip up spellers.
Hande, who competed in the annual academic event in Washington D.C.this week, vied with 290 other spellers in the event in hope of becoming one of 50 finalists.
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First Known Use of speller
SPELLER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of speller for English Language Learners
: a person who spells words in a particular way
SPELLER Defined for Kids
Definition of speller for Students
1 : a person who spells words
2 : a book with exercises for teaching spelling
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