KPIX 5 and KCBS are teaming up to host the CBS Bay Area Spelling Bee, an event to determine the Bay Area representative to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

On March 15th, finalists from across the Bay Area will be asked to conjure the correct spelling of some of the most obscure words in the English language. We wanted to know, would you be up to the challenge?

Each day we will provide the definition and origin of a word that ended the national spelling bee to see if you can spot the correct answer among 4 options.

Today’s word is of Italian origin and means a “an embellishing tone or note preceding an essential note in music.” It was spelled correctly by Anurag Kashyap to win the 2005 final. Do you know it?

Scroll below the judges to get the correct spelling

Spelling bee judges. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Spelling bee judges. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The correct spelling of the 2005 winning word is appoggiatura


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