spelling bee(redirected from a 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.
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