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mispronounce

[mis-pruh-nouns] /ˌmɪs prəˈnaʊns/
verb (used with or without object), mispronounced, mispronouncing.
1.
to pronounce incorrectly.
Origin of mispronounce
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; mis-1 + pronounce
Related forms
mispronouncer, noun
mispronunciation
[mis-pruh-nuhn-see-ey-shuh n] /ˌmɪs prəˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples from the Web for mispronunciation
Historical Examples
  • An archaism for a channel of the sea, and not a mispronunciation of race (which see).

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • This is the present mispronunciation of Jacques prevalent in Warwickshire.

    The Shakespearean Myth Appleton Morgan
  • She could not even trouble herself about Granny's mispronunciation just then.

    The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • mispronunciation, of course, is not the only mannerism of speech that may be availed of.

    The Technique of Fiction Writing Robert Saunders Dowst
  • Their patience and eagerness in trying to correct a mispronunciation were touching.

  • Such a mispronunciation as this I reproduce, for it has its significance as a revelation of character.

  • Impossible to rectify your mispronunciation without a substantial increase of the original sum of the bargain.

    Riviera Towns

    Herbert Adams Gibbons
  • Some consternation was caused on our arrival at the hotel at Bayonne by the mispronunciation of one of my travelling companions.

  • By “error” is meant the omission, substitution, transposition, or mispronunciation of one word.

    The Measurement of Intelligence Lewis Madison Terman
  • We could all see that the mispronunciation of the name had misled the judge as to the identity of the defendant.

    Yellowstone Nights Herbert Quick
British Dictionary definitions for mispronunciation

mispronounce

/ˌmɪsprəˈnaʊns/
verb
1.
to pronounce (a word) wrongly
Derived Forms
mispronunciation (ˌmɪsprəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən) noun
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Word Origin and History for mispronunciation
n.

1520s; see mis- (1) + pronunciation.

mispronounce

v.

1590s, from mis- (1) + pronounce. Related: Mispronounced; mispronouncing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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