- 1to record thoughts, speech, or data in a written form, or in a different written form from the original transcribe something Clerks transcribe everything that is said in court. The interview was recorded and then transcribed. transcribe something into something How many official documents have been transcribed into Braille for blind people?
- 2transcribe something (technology) to show the sounds of speech using a special phonetic alphabet
- 3transcribe something (for something) to write a piece of music in a different form so that it can be played by another musical instrument or sung by another voice a piano piece transcribed for the guitar
NAmE//trænˈskraɪb//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they transcribe
he / she / it transcribes
past simple transcribed
-ing form transcribing