mispronounce

1. to pronounce a word or sound wrongly: 2. to pronounce a word or sound…

Meaning of

mispronounce

in English


mispronounce


verb


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ˌmɪs.prəˈnaʊns

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ˌmɪs.prəˈnaʊns

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French


learners

of

English

often mispronounce “ch”

as

“sh.”


Linguistics: phonology & phonetics


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mispronunciation

(Definition of

mispronounce

from the

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus


© Cambridge University Press)

mispronounce

| Intermediate English


mispronounce


verb


[

T

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us

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ˌmɪs·prəˈnɑʊns

/

to

pronounce

a word or

sound

the

wrong

way:


I always mispronounce his

name

.

(Definition of

mispronounce

from the

Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary


© Cambridge University Press)

Examples

of


mispronounce

mispronounce


Friends who make an effort to employ delectable words in conversation, but might occasionally

mispronounce

or misuse them.


I may well have mispronounced what it was supposed to be.

From

CNN


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And we’d laugh ourselves dry — because not only did he become a thief, but he’d

mispronounce

the word.


When scientists first started researching cryptophasic kids, they too were disappointed to discover that kids mostly just mispronounced words or made inside references.


Considering that most contestants over-enunciate each word when solving, it’s puzzling (pardon the pun) that she would blatantly

mispronounce

it.

From

CNN


You’ll encounter a similar code of icy silence from pizzeria countermen here if you

mispronounce

“parmigiana” while ordering a meatball hero.


Soldiers lowered coffins into the long ditches, and an official with a bullhorn called out the names of the dead, apologizing when he mispronounced one.


I mispronounced the name of your town, if you can correct me.

From

NPR


This one gained popularity when an announcer mispronounced his last name.


He always mispronounced and misused words.


Funny you talk about holding people accountable for small things and that they are ignorant for mispronouncing a word, yet you use the wrong form of “to” in your response.

From

CNN


This is important because the underlying representation of both mispronounced and correctly pronounced words is unclear.


The child’s task was to judge the puppet’s pronunciation as “right” or “not right” and to help the puppet by saying mispronounced words the right way.


In contrast, those exposed to greater accent variability through their parents’ speech performed similarly for both correctly pronounced and mispronounced words, showing greater tolerance for mispronunciations.


In addition, even though learners do not always

mispronounce

sounds that are difficult, a system that can identify frequent errors could be very useful for learners and teachers.

These examples are from corpora and from sources on the web. Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge University Press or its licensors.

Translations of

mispronounce

in Chinese (Traditional)
發錯…的音,讀錯…的音…


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in Chinese (Simplified)
发错…的音,读错…的音…


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in Spanish
pronunciar mal…


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in more languages

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in Danish
in Indonesian
in Thai
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in German
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in Italian
mal prononcer, écorcher…


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špatně vyslovovat…


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udtale forkert…


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salah ucap…


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ออกเสียงผิด…


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phát âm sai…


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salah menyebut…


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falsch aussprechen…


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uttale feil…


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pronunciare male…


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