Definition of Spelling contest

1. Noun. A contest in which you are eliminated if you fail to spell a word correctly.

Exact synonyms: Spelldown, Spelling Bee
Generic synonyms: Competition, Contest



Lexicographical Neighbors of Spelling Contest

spellcraft
spelldown
spelldowns
spelled
spelled off
spelled sideways
speller
spellers
spellfire
spellful
spelling
spelling alphabet
spelling bee
spelling bees
spelling checker
spelling contest (current term)
spelling off
spellings
spellken
spellkens
spelloff
spelloffs
spellos
spells
spellwork
spelt
spelter
spelters
speltmeal
spelts

Literary usage of Spelling contest

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Champion Spelling Book: For Public and Private Schools by Warren Edwin Hicks (1909)
"... SECOND spelling contest NOTE. —Add other words which have been misspelled during the past two months. ..."

2. The Community Center by Lyda Judson Hanifan (1920)
"(1) Occasionally the spelling-bee will furnish entertainment for the entire evening, but it is well upon most occasions to precede the spelling contest with ..."

3. Spelling Efficiency in Relation to Age, Grade and Sex, and the Question of by John Edward Wallace Wallin (1911)
"In the first interschool spelling contest the pupils of the eighth grade ... Better known is the NEA spelling contest, in which Cleveland scored the highest ..."

4. Spelling Efficiency in Relation to Age, Grade and Sex, and the Question of by John Edward Wallace Wallin (1911)
"In the first interschool spelling contest the pupils of the eighth grade ... Better known is the NEA spelling contest, in which Cleveland scored the highest ..."

5. Efficiency in City Government by Clyde Lyndon King (1912)
"On December 10, 1906, there was held what was termed the First spelling contest, or the first test of the efficiency of the new work in spelling. ..."

6. Story Hour Readers by Ida Coe, Alice Christie Dillon (1913)
"18 THIS book embodies the method that enabled the pupils in the Cleveland schools after two years to win the National Education Association spelling contest ..."

7. A School Manual of English Composition: For Advanced Grammar Grades, and for by William Swinton (1905)
"... embodies the method that enabled the pupils in the Cleveland schools after two years to win the National Education Association spelling contest of 1908. ..."

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