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misquotation

[mis-kwoh-tey-shuh n]
noun
  1. the act of misquoting.
  2. an instance or occasion of misquoting or of being misquoted.
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Origin of misquotation

First recorded in 1765–75; mis-1 + quotation
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Examples from the Web for misquotation

Historical Examples

  • Katharine, in spite of her emotion, was quick to catch the misquotation.

    Privy Seal

    Ford Madox Ford

  • But that misquotation roused me, and I contradicted her sharply.

    The Lady of the Basement Flat

    Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

  • The controversy was suddenly diverted into a new channel, by a misquotation.

    Wieland; or The Transformation

    Charles Brockden Brown

  • He made a misquotation and I said it wasnt in the Bible: I hunted for days and days.

  • There is a quotation, or rather a misquotation, from it in the Preface to Alastor.

    Oxford Lectures on Poetry

    Andrew Cecil Bradley