Definition of respell in English:


Line breaks: re|spell
Pronunciation: /riːˈspɛl

verb (past and past participle respelled or chiefly British respelt)

[with object]
  • Spell (a word) again or differently, especially phonetically in order to indicate its pronunciation: you are welcome to respell Pittsburgh as ‘Pittsberg’ if you can’t cope with correct pronunciation
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    • Previous spelling reform proposals for English have had a disastrously unsuccessful history, but I only want to respell one word, and only by a capitalization.
    • Such marks may be used in conjunction with standard spelling, in respelling systems, and with IPA symbols.
    • Nineteenth century Nathaniel Hawthorne respelled his family name to preserve its ancient pronunciation; Hathorne became Hawthorne.

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