Definition of transcribe


  • write out from speech, notes, etc.; "Transcribe the oral history of this tribe".
  • rewrite in a different script; "The Sanskrit text had to be transliterated". Synonyms: transliterate.
  • rewrite or arrange a piece of music for an instrument or medium other than that originally intended.
  • make a phonetic transcription of; "The anthropologist transcribed the sentences of the native informant".
  • convert the genetic information in (a strand of DNA) into a strand of RNA, especially messenger RNA.

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Words nearby transcribe

transcribed, transcriber.

Rhymes with transcribe

ascribe, bribe, circumscribe, describe, gibe, imbibe, inscribe, jibe, prescribe, prescribe, proscribe, scribe, subscribe, tribe, vibe.

Start with transcribe

transcribes, transcribed, transcriber, transcribers.

End with transcribe


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  • transcribe is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 14 points
  • transcribe is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 14 points
  • transcribe is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 17 points
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