mispronounce

[ mis-pruh-nouns ]
/ ˌmɪs prəˈnaʊns /

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

to pronounce incorrectly.

Nearby words

  1. mispleading,
  2. misprint,
  3. misprise,
  4. misprision,
  5. misprize,
  6. mispronunciation,
  7. misproud,
  8. mispunctuate,
  9. misquotation,
  10. misquote

Origin of mispronounce

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

Related formsmis·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 Formsmispronunciation (ˌmɪsprəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən), noun

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Word Origin and History for mispronounce

mispronounce

v.

1590s, from mis- (1) + pronounce. Related: Mispronounced; mispronouncing.

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