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mishear

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verb mis·hear \ˌmis-ˈhir\

Simple Definition of mishear

  • : to hear (a person who is speaking) incorrectly : to hear (something that is said) incorrectly

Full Definition of mishear

mis·heardplay \-ˈhərd\mis·hear·ingplay \-ˈhir-iŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to hear wrongly

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to misunderstand what is heard

Examples of mishear

  1. You misheard me. I said I was feeling anxious, not angry.

  2. I must have misheard the instructions.

  3. I misheard mother as mutter.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of mishear

before 12th century


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