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Definition of "transcribe" []

  • To make a full written or typewritten copy of (dictated material, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • Computer Science To transfer (information) from one recording and storing system to another. (verb-transitive)
  • Music To adapt or arrange (a composition) for a voice or instrument other than the original. (verb-transitive)
  • Music To translate (a composition) from one notational system to another. (verb-transitive)
  • Music To reduce (live or recorded music) to notation. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "transcribe" in a sentence
  • "As you want news I will now transcribe from a slate where I have kept memorandums, such occurrences as this poor L — y dead place affords."
  • "With respect to her inability to transcribe the Latin words until these had been spelled for her, she explained that she was not at all familiar with Latin. ["
  • "I love writing on other mediums because it forces me to transcribe, which is a great way to line edit while not only line editing."