- the act of spelling incorrectly: Note his misspelling of that word.
- an incorrectly spelled word: You have three misspellings in your letter.
Origin of misspelling
- to spell incorrectly.
Origin of misspell
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Examples from the Web for misspelling
The yellow property Marvin Gardens is actually a misspelling of the Marven Gardens.Fidel Castro Hates Monopoly & 12 More Reasons to Love It
February 6, 2013
He failed with the public until he took up the trick of misspelling his words.The American Mind
The teacher's ear was so trained and acute that he at once detected any misspelling.Child Life in Colonial Days
Alice Morse Earle
Or maybe the map maker had made a mistake by misspelling the name.The Egyptian Cat Mystery
Harold Leland Goodwin
Except for those changes noted below, misspelling by the authors, inconsistent or archaic usage, has been retained.
Misspelling in quoted matter (journal entries, correspondence, etc.) is preserved as printed.The Admiral
- a wrong spelling
- to spell (a word or words) wrongly
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Word Origin and History for misspelling
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