from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A contest in which competitors are eliminated as they fail to spell a given word correctly. Also called spelldown.

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  • n. A spelling competition where contestants, usually children, are asked to spell words; the individual or team spelling the most words correctly wins.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a spelling match.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as spellingmatch.

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


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From spelling +‎ bee (“gathering, contest”).


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  • Online spelling bee can be found here. Although I like the interface I have to admit to having had a lot of trouble comprehending the accents of the bees.

    February 16, 2009