mispronunciation

1. the act of pronouncing a word or sound wrongly, or an example of this: 2…

Meaning of

mispronunciation

in English


mispronunciation


noun


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ˌmɪs.prəˌnʌn.siˈeɪ.ʃ

ə

n

/


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ˌmɪs.prəˌnʌn.siˈeɪ.ʃ

ə

n

/

the

act

of

pronouncing

a word or

sound


wrongly

, or an

example

of this:


Mispronunciation can be a

serious


obstacle

to making yourself

understood

in a

foreign


language

.


I made a

slight

mispronunciation and the

girl

behind the

counter

didn’t

understand

me.


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mispronounce

Thank you very much for

overlooking

my mispronunciations.

He was

known

for his

occasional

mispronunciation of

medical


terms

.

You wouldn’t get

upset

over the mispronunciation of a word, would you?


Linguistics: phonology & phonetics


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(Definition of

mispronunciation

from the

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus


© Cambridge University Press)

mispronunciation

| Intermediate English


mispronunciation


noun


[

C/U

]


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ˌmɪs·prəˌnʌn·siˈeɪ·ʃən

/

a

wrong


sound

used when saying a word, or the

habit

of

pronouncing

words or

sounds

the

wrong

way:


[

C

]


I don’t

speak


Russian

well and when I made a

slight

mispronunciation, she didn’t

understand

me.

(Definition of

mispronunciation

from the

Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary


© Cambridge University Press)

Examples

of


mispronunciation

mispronunciation


She immediately corrected my

mispronunciation

of her fake last name.


These include trouble with reading and writing, stuttering, frequent mispronunciations, and abnormal sounding speech.


More examples


Fewer examples


I observed both of the contestants and their mispronunciations.

From

CNN


Try to find a name that is not prone to

mispronunciation

.


Because of a few mispronunciations, extraneous noise, etc., some of the 192 words from the seven – and twelve-year-olds and adults were excluded from auditory presentation.


Because the masculine singular article is el, it seems possible that many if not all of these substitutions were mispronunciations of los.


For the

mispronunciation

reconstruction task, the percentage of correct responses was calculated for the mispronounced items only.


For the

mispronunciation

detection and decision tasks, both accuracy scores (% correct) and measures of sensitivity are reported.


She and her daughter described gradually progressive difficulty finding words in conversation, increasing

mispronunciation

of words, and new difficulty spelling.


For three words, the presence of extra letters appeared to reduce the frequency of mispronunciations.


This criterion affected five children on the initial sound task and one child on the

mispronunciation

reconstruction and detection tasks.


Visual inspection of the data also suggests that most of the errors consisted of accepting a

mispronunciation

as a real word.


The participants were not told that some of the trials featured mispronunciations.


Finally, how should feedback be given about the nature of the

mispronunciation

?


We might also expect to see an interaction between vocabulary size and position effects for the

mispronunciation

decision and

mispronunciation

reconstruction tasks.

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

mispronunciation

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mala pronunciación…


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