Transcribe Definition

transcribed, transcribes, transcribing
transcribed, transcribes, transcribing
To write out or type out in full (shorthand notes, a speech, etc.)
Webster's New World
To make a full written or typewritten copy of (dictated material, for example).
American Heritage
To transfer (information) from one recording and storing system to another.
American Heritage
To arrange or adapt (a piece of music) for an instrument, voice, or ensemble other than that for which it was originally written.
Webster's New World
To translate (a composition) from one notational system to another.
American Heritage

Origin of Transcribe

  • From Latin trānscrÄ«bō (“to write again in another place, transcribe, copy"), from trans (“over") + scrÄ«bō (“to write"); see scribe.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin trānscrībere trāns- trans- scrībere to write skrībh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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