verb (used with object), mis·heard, mis·hear·ing.
- to hear incorrectly or imperfectly: to mishear a remark.
Origin of mishear
before 1000; Middle English misheren, Old English mishīeran.
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Examples from the Web for misheard
Historical Examples of misheard
Mother of God, to think I may have misheard, and a man died for nothing!
You must have misheard or misunderstood me if you thought so.
Again, it may be that Sir Everard misheard or misunderstood Garnet, that his memory failed him, or even that he lied.
British Dictionary definitions for misheard
verb -hears, -hearing or -heard
- to fail to hear correctly
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Word Origin and History for misheard
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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