mispronounce

[ mis-pruh-nouns ]
/ ˌmɪs prəˈnaʊns /

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verb (used with or without object), mis·pro·nounced, mis·pro·nounc·ing.

to pronounce incorrectly.

Origin of mispronounce

First recorded in 1585–95; mis-1 + pronounce

OTHER WORDS FROM mispronounce

mis·pro·nounc·er, nounmis·pro·nun·ci·a·tion [mis-pruh-nuhn-see-ey-shuh n] /ˌmɪs prəˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mispronounce

mispronounce
/ (ˌmɪsprəˈnaʊns) /

verb

to pronounce (a word) wrongly

Derived forms of mispronounce

mispronunciation (ˌmɪsprəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən), noun
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