transliterate

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

Definition of transliterate

transliterated

transliterating

  1. :  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.

Origin and Etymology of transliterate

trans- + Latin littera letter


First Known Use: 1861


TRANSLITERATE Defined for English Language Learners

transliterate

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

Definition of transliterate for English Language Learners

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


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