from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See spelling bee.
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- n. A type of spelling bee in which participants sit down as they are eliminated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a contest in which you are eliminated if you fail to spell a word correctly
I tried not to look it, but I felt pleased as a kid who'd just won the spelldown.
Fifth-graders Jordyn Haddy and Mackenzie Klug went head to head during the subsequent spelldown for a record 13 rounds to determine the second-place finisher.
Her soft-voiced demeanor during the spelldown served her well - camouflaging butterflies in her stomach.