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cacoepy

[ kuh-koh-uh-pee ]

noun

, plural ca·co·e·pies.
  1. incorrect pronunciation or an instance of this; mispronunciation ( orthoepy ).


cacoepy

/ kəˈkəʊɪpɪ; kəˌkəʊɪˈpɪstɪk /

noun

  1. bad or mistaken pronunciation


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Derived Forms

  • cacoepistic, adjective

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Other Words From

  • ca·coe·pist noun
  • ca·coe·pistic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cacoepy1

First recorded in 1840–45; from Greek kakoépeia “faulty language,” equivalent to kakós “bad” + epe- (stem of épos “song, word”) + -ia noun suffix; caco- none, -y 3none

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cacoepy1

C19: from Greek kakoepeia

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