transliterate

verb trans·lit·er·ate \ tran(t)s-ˈli-tə-ˌrāt , tranz- \

Definition of transliterate

transliterated; transliterating
: to represent or spell in the characters of another alphabet

transliteration

play \(ˌ)tran(t)s-ˌli-tə-ˈrā-shən, (ˌ)tranz-\ noun

Examples of transliterate in a Sentence

  1. The Russian letter Я is usually transliterated in English as ya or ia.

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Origin and Etymology of transliterate

trans- + Latin littera letter

TRANSLITERATE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of transliterate for English Language Learners

  • : to write words or letters in the characters of another alphabet


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