American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To spell again or in a new way, especially by using a phonetic alphabet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To spell again; specifically, to spell again in another form, according to some phonetic system (as in this dictionary), so as to indicate the actual or supposed pronunciation.
- v. Spell again.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To spell again.
- 1806, re- + spell. (Wiktionary)
“Sounds, that is: forget that you know that philosophy begins with a ph -, and "respell" it FLSF; ignore your recollection that psychology likewise begins with a p -, and render it SKLJ.”
“You are welcome to respell Pittsburgh as 'Pittsberg' if you can't cope with correct pronunciation.”
“I love frosting on cookies... but to mess this up and refuse to respell "birthday" properly?”
“You will learn that the suffix 'burgh' is pronounced 'burra'; you may elect to respell Pittsburgh as 'Pittsberg' if you find you simply can't cope with correct pronunciation.”
“In future people would not be obliged to respell their names before signing a correction on a cheque.”
“Having been warned by experience in this respell, I have decided to speak again about it here although I have very often done so elsewhere.”
“Who is he, that, notwithstanding the regard and respell he had for me, is in a miserable condition?”
“You are welcome to respell Pittsburgh as Pittsberg if you can’t cope with correct pronunciation.”
“You are welcome to respell Pittsburgh as ‘Pittsberg’ if you can’t cope with correct pronunciation.”
“I will punish her, and make an example of that insolent man, who has presumed to fail in respell to me. ”
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