Definition of transcribe verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    transcribe

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//trænˈskraɪb//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænˈskraɪb//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they transcribe
    BrE BrE//trænˈskraɪb//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænˈskraɪb//
     
    he / she / it transcribes
    BrE BrE//trænˈskraɪbz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænˈskraɪbz//
     
    past simple transcribed
    BrE BrE//trænˈskraɪbd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænˈskraɪbd//
     
    past participle transcribed
    BrE BrE//trænˈskraɪbd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænˈskraɪbd//
     
    -ing form transcribing
    BrE BrE//trænˈskraɪbɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænˈskraɪbɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 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?
  2. 2transcribe something (specialist) to show the sounds of speech using a special phonetic alphabet
  3. 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
  4. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘make a copy in writing’): from Latin transcribere, from trans- ‘across’ + scribere ‘write’.
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