[ trans-lit-uh-reyt, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈlɪt əˌreɪt, trænz- /
verb (used with object), trans·lit·er·at·ed, trans·lit·er·at·ing.
to change (letters, words, etc.) into corresponding characters of another alphabet or language: to transliterate the Greek Χ as ch.
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Which of the options below is the best punctuation for the sentence? It__s your turn to pick the movie __ but your sister gets to pick the board game we _ re going to play.
Its your turn to pick the movie but your sister gets to pick the board game we’re going to play.
It’s your turn to pick the movie but your sister gets to pick the board game were going to play.
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OTHER WORDS FROM transliteratetrans·lit·er·a·tion, nountrans·lit·er·a·tor, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH transliteratetranslate transliterate
Words nearby transliterate
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Example sentences from the Web for transliterate
The 114 author is apparently unable to transliterate properly the Old English names.The Translations of Beowulf|Chauncey Brewster Tinker
British Dictionary definitions for transliterate
/ (trænzˈlɪtəˌreɪt) /
(tr) to transcribe (a word, etc, in one alphabet) into corresponding letters of another alphabetthe Greek word λογοσ can be transliterated as ``logos''
Derived forms of transliteratetransliteration, nountransliterator, noun
Word Origin for transliterate
C19: trans- + -literate, from Latin līttera letter
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