spelling bee

noun

Definition of spelling bee

  1. :  a spelling contest in which contestants are eliminated as soon as they misspell a word

1850

First Known Use of spelling bee

1850


SPELLING BEE Defined for English Language Learners

spelling bee

noun

Definition of spelling bee for English Language Learners

  • : a contest in which contestants spell words aloud and are removed from the contest when they spell a word wrong


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