mishear

[ mis-heer ]
/ mɪsˈhɪər /
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verb (used with object), mis·heard, mis·hear·ing.

to hear incorrectly or imperfectly: to mishear a remark.

Nearby words

  1. mishandle,
  2. mishanter,
  3. mishap,
  4. mishappen,
  5. mishawaka,
  6. mishegaas,
  7. mishima,
  8. mishima, yukio,
  9. mishit,
  10. mishmash

Origin of mishear

before 1000; Middle English misheren, Old English mishīeran. See mis-1, hear

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British Dictionary definitions for mishear

mishear

/ (ˌmɪsˈhɪə) /

verb -hears, -hearing or -heard

to fail to hear correctly
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Word Origin and History for mishear

mishear

v.

Old English mishieran, mishyran "to disobey;" see mis- (1) + hear. Sense of "to hear incorrectly" first recorded early 13c. Related: Misheard; mishearing.

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