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cacoepy

[ kuh-koh-uh-pee ]
/ k蓹藞ko蕣 蓹 pi /
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noun, plural ca路co路e路pies.
incorrect pronunciation or an instance of this; mispronunciation (opposed to orthoepy).
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Origin of cacoepy

First recorded in 1840鈥45; from Greek kako茅peia 鈥渇aulty language,鈥 equivalent to kak贸s 鈥渂ad鈥 + epe- (stem of 茅pos 鈥渟ong, word鈥) + -ia noun suffix; see origin at caco-, -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM cacoepy

ca路co路e路pist, nounca路co路e路pis路tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cacoepy

cacoepy
/ (k蓹藞k蓹蕣瑟p瑟) /

noun
bad or mistaken pronunciation

Derived forms of cacoepy

cacoepistic (k蓹藢k蓹蕣瑟藞p瑟st瑟k), adjective

Word Origin for cacoepy

C19: from Greek kakoepeia
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