What is Phonetic Spelling? - Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is the BEST definition of phonetic spelling?

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1. Which of the following languages is the most phonetic?

2. Which of the following is the correct term for two letters that come together to form a different sound?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these resources to determine what you know about spelling phonetically. Topics on the quiz will include what phonetic spelling is and an example of a phonetic language.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test yourself on the following areas:

  • Two letters that make a different sound when brought together
  • Identifying a silent letter in a word
  • Typical spelling conventions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on spelling phonetically
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definition of phonetic spelling
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a word that defies spelling conventions from a given list

Additional Learning

Add to what you know about spelling with the lesson called What is Phonetic Spelling? - Definition & Examples. Take the following study points into consideration:

  • Letters/words with different pronunciations
  • Unusually spelled words
  • Whether English is a phonetic language