Definition of speller in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspelər/


[with adjective]
1A person who spells with a specified ability: a very weak speller
More example sentences
  • However, a poor speller may or may not be strong in other cognitive abilities, particularly those not directly associated with language processing.
  • And with tertiary institutions relying on secondary schools to churn out good spellers, and secondary schools relying on primaries to teach the basics, spelling seems to fade out of importance around the age of 12.
  • Her advice for bad spellers is pragmatic: ‘Once your child has got to 10, stop worrying and teach them how to use the technology.’
1.1chiefly North American A book for teaching spelling.
Example sentences
  • She picks up a book and says ‘Oh, there's my speller.’
  • This color laser printed limited edition is made from paint and collage placed on top of a nineteenth-century speller.
  • Lucy says she's lost her speller and that Jamison will need it for his lessons tomorrow.
1.2 another term for spellchecker.
Example sentences
  • Stefan (if I may call him that - my computer speller goes into overdrive with his surname) made me realise for the first time what witty and professional writers Flanders and Swann were.

Words that rhyme with speller

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Syllabification: spell·er

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