spelling bee

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spelling bee

A spelling contest in which the contestants recite spellings aloud and from memory. Failure to spell a word correctly results in one's elimination from the contest. This year's spelling bee should prove to be the most intense competition yet! The teacher organized a spelling bee for the class as a way to make the spelling lessons more fun.
See also: bee, spelling
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