Definition of transliterate
: to represent or spell in the characters of another alphabet
transliterationplay \(ˌ)tran(t)s-ˌli-tə-ˈrā-shən, (ˌ)tranz-\ noun
Examples of transliterate in a sentence
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
Definition of transliterate for English Language Learners
: to write words or letters in the characters of another alphabet
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