how to pronounce spelling


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the above transcription of spelling is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

spelling is pronounced in two syllables

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of spelling


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video examples of spelling pronunciation

An example use of spelling in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… broadband so new spelling program which …”

meanings of spelling


  1. The manner of spelling of words; correct spelling.
  2. A specific spelling of a word.
  3. The act, practice, ability, or subject of forming words with letters, or of reading the letters of words; orthography.
  4. A spelling test or spelling bee.


  1. Present participle of spell.

spelling frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word spelling occurs in english on average 10.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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