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tr.v. re·spelled or re·spelt (-spĕlt′), re·spell·ing, re·spells
To spell again or in a new way, especially by using a phonetic alphabet.
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vb (tr)
1. (Linguistics) to spell again
2. (Linguistics) to alter the spelling of
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to spell again or anew, esp. using a different system of symbols.
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In his transcriptions of Ward's pieces, Payne respells several passages in which the original manuscripts mix sharps and fiats in a manner modern musicians would find unfamiliar.
The Thais have listed names such as Sakon Nakhon and Nong Khai, but Taylor respells them as Sakon Nakhorn and Norngkhaai.