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cacoepy

[kuh-koh-uh-pee]
noun, plural ca·co·e·pies.
  1. incorrect pronunciation or an instance of this; mispronunciation (opposed to orthoepy).
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Also Older Spelling, ca·co·ë·py.

Origin of cacoepy

< Greek kakoépeia faulty language, equivalent to caco- caco- + epe- (stem of épos) song, word + -ia -y3
Related formsca·co·e·pist, nounca·co·e·pis·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cacoepy

cacoepy

noun
  1. bad or mistaken pronunciation
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Derived Formscacoepistic (kəˌkəʊɪˈpɪstɪk), adjective

Word Origin for cacoepy

C19: from Greek kakoepeia
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