Definition of mispronounce

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mispronounce


[ mis-pr

uh



nouns

]


/ ˌmɪs prəˈnaʊns /


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verb (used with or without object),


mis·pro·nounced,


mis·pro·nounc·ing.


to

pronounce

incorrectly.

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Origin of


mispronounce

First recorded in 1585–95;

mis-

1


+

pronounce

OTHER WORDS FROM mispronounce


mis·pro·nounc·er,


noun


mis·pro·nun·ci·a·tion


[mis-pr

uh

-nuhn-see-

ey

-sh

uh

n],


/ˌmɪs prəˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən/,


noun

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mispronounce

Example sentences from the Web for

mispronounce

When people slightly

mispronounce

words, our minds auto-correct and we hear the word pronounced correctly.


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August 14, 2020



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He’s also repeatedly stressed his “conservative Tennessee values” as a native son of the state and introduced a dark racial undertone to the race by consistently mispronouncing Sethi’s last name as “Set-ee” instead of “Seth-ee.”


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August 6, 2020



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On Tuesday night, David Letterman titled his Top Ten list “Top Ten Ways to

Mispronounce

Idina Menzel.”


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Amy Zimmerman



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March 5, 2014



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DAILY BEAST

To

mispronounce

a word because it is misspelt is only indirectly an error of orthoepy.


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Robert Gordon Latham

There were two lines in it which I am going to

mispronounce

; but you are not Scotch, so I don’t care for you, uncle, darling.


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Charles Reade

They acquire a number of new words, which they do not understand and which they persistently

mispronounce

.


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S. Baring-Gould

It is common to hear English-speakers

mispronounce

the words Buddha and Buddhism.


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Sir Monier Monier-Williams

As if that were not wild enough, they

mispronounce

it atrociously.


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Harry Leon Wilson


British Dictionary definitions for

mispronounce


mispronounce


/ (

ˌmɪsprəˈnaʊns

) /


verb


to pronounce (a word) wrongly

Derived forms of mispronounce



mispronunciation

(

ˌmɪsprəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən

),

noun

Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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