Definition of Mispronounce

1. Verb. Pronounce a word incorrectly. "She mispronounces many Latinate words"

Exact synonyms: Misspeak
Generic synonyms: Articulate, Enounce, Enunciate, Pronounce, Say, Sound Out
Derivative terms: Mispronunciation



Definition of Mispronounce

1. v. t. & i. To pronounce incorrectly.

Definition of Mispronounce

1. Verb. (transitive) To pronounce (a word, phrase, etc.) incorrectly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mispronounce

1. [v -NOUNCED, -NOUNCING, -NOUNCES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mispronounce

misproceedings
misprocess
misprocessed
misprocesses
misprocessing
misproduce
misproduced
misproduces
misproducing
misprogram
misprogramed
misprograming
misprogrammed
misprogramming
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mispronounce (current term)
mispronounced
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mispronounciation
mispronouncing
mispronunciation
mispronunciations
misproportion
misproportioned
misproportioning
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misproud
mispunctuate
mispunctuated
mispunctuates

Literary usage of Mispronounce

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1. Methods of Teaching Modern Languages: Papers on the Value and on Methods of by Aaron Marshall Elliott, Calvin Thomas, Edward Southey Joynes, Waterman Thomas Hewett, Frederick Caesar de Sumichrast, August Lodeman, Frederick Morris Warren, Eugene Howard Babbitt, Charles Hall Grandgent, O. B. (Ovando Byron) Super, Charles Frederick (1893)
"They will stumble over the lines, mispronounce the words, lose the connection, ... Beginners always mispronounce French when called upon to read aloud; ..."

2. Trukese-English Dictionary by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1980)
"mispronounce words because of a speech defect or deformation. ... mispronounce words because of a speech defect or deformation ("wet-mouth"). misreport: ..."

3. The Essentials of Extempore Speaking by Joseph Albert Mosher (1917)
"In some cases we mispronounce words without being aware of the errors. Having no uncertainty about these words, we are not likely to make corrections. ..."

4. Effective Public Speaking: The Essentials of Extempore Speaking and of Gesture by Joseph Albert Mosher (1917)
"In some cases we mispronounce words without being aware of the errors. Having no uncertainty about these words, we are not likely to make corrections. ..."

5. New Voices: An Introduction to Contemporary Poetry by Marguerite Ogden Bigelow Wilkinson (1922)
"... really imperfect rhymes, whenever emphasis and position would make the imperfection conspicuous and distract the reader with a desire to mispronounce. ..."

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