misspelling

[ mis-spel-ing ]
/ mɪsˈspɛl ɪŋ /
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noun

the act of spelling incorrectly: Note his misspelling of that word.
an incorrectly spelled word: You have three misspellings in your letter.

Origin of misspelling

First recorded in 1685–95; mis-1 + spelling

Definition for misspelling (2 of 2)

misspell

[ mis-spel ]
/ mɪsˈspɛl /

verb (used with or without object), mis·spelled or mis·spelt, mis·spell·ing.

to spell incorrectly.

Origin of misspell

First recorded in 1645–55; mis-1 + spell1
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British Dictionary definitions for misspelling (1 of 2)

misspelling

/ (ˌmɪsˈspɛlɪŋ) /

noun

a wrong spelling

British Dictionary definitions for misspelling (2 of 2)

misspell

/ (ˌmɪsˈspɛl) /

verb -spells, -spelling, -spelt or -spelled

to spell (a word or words) wrongly
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Word Origin and History for misspelling

misspell


v.

1650s, from mis- (1) + spell (v.). Related: Misspelled; misspelling.

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