Definition of Respelling
1. Noun. A different spelling of a word, especially to show its pronunciation. ¹
2. Verb. (present participle of respell) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Respelling
1. spelling [n -S] - See also: spelling
Lexicographical Neighbors of Respelling
Literary usage of Respelling
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Webster's Elementary-school Dictionary: Abridged from Webster's New ...by Noah Webster by Noah Webster (1914)
"Thus, in the respelling, e is used for one sound only, that in ein or so, ... In a few words, the pronunciation can be indicated only by respelling. . . as ..."
2. Webster's Academic Dictionary: A Dictionary of the English Languageby Noah Webster by Noah Webster (1895)
"In the respelling for pronunciation, it will appear before r aa в, and In most other cases as и ; but sometimes before n it represents merely a voice-glide ..."
3. NBC Handbook of Pronunciationby James Frederick Bender, National Broadcasting Company, inc by James Frederick Bender, National Broadcasting Company, inc (1834)
"The need is met by at least three systems of notation, namely : diacritical " markings, the International Phonetic Alphabet, and respelling. ..."
4. An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction ...by William Adolphus Wheeler by William Adolphus Wheeler (1865)
"In respelling for pronunciation, aw and ее are often used instead of a and с respectively. In the notation of ей and ew (as in ounce, mal), the mark over ..."
5. An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction ...by William Adolphus Wheeler by William Adolphus Wheeler (1872)
"In respelling foreign names for pronunciation, ä, e (or e), and o, are generally used instead of a, ê, and 6, unless a full accent falls upon the vowel. ..."
6. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"Some of the characters used in phonetic respelling have by long usage become more or less fixed in significance; thus the signs —and v are practically ..."
7. How to Use Reference Books by Leon Orlando Wiswell (1916)
"(2) Without respelling, the pronunciation of to may be indicated by to, ... The pronunciation of some words can be indicated only by respelling. ..."
8. A Comprehensive Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English ...by Joseph Emerson Worcester by Joseph Emerson Worcester (1831)
"... the necessity of respelling the most of them has been avoided ; and in this way much space has been saved, while the pronunciation is fixed with as much ..."