verb (used with object), mis·heard, mis·hear·ing.
to hear incorrectly or imperfectly: to mishear a remark.
Origin of mishear
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Contemporary Examples of mishear
But I know how easy it is to mishear things when scary Muslims are talking.Juan Williams Is Right
October 22, 2010
Historical Examples of mishear
In one thing, then, did Francis mishear the edict of lawfulness.The Life of Francis Thompson
verb -hears, -hearing or -heard
to fail to hear correctly
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