cacoepy

[ kuh-koh-uh-pee ]
/ kəˈkoʊ ə pi /

noun, plural ca·co·e·pies.

incorrect pronunciation or an instance of this; mispronunciation (opposed to orthoepy).

Nearby words

  1. cacodyl,
  2. cacodyl group,
  3. cacodylate,
  4. cacodylic,
  5. cacodylic acid,
  6. cacoethes,
  7. cacogenics,
  8. cacogeusia,
  9. cacographic,
  10. cacography

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

/ (kəˈkəʊɪpɪ) /

noun

bad or mistaken pronunciation
Derived Formscacoepistic (kəˌkəʊɪˈpɪstɪk), adjective

Word Origin for cacoepy

C19: from Greek kakoepeia

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