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mispronounce

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verb mis·pro·nounce \ˌmis-prə-ˈnau̇n(t)s\

Simple Definition of mispronounce

  • : to pronounce (a word or name) incorrectly

Full Definition of mispronounce

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to pronounce incorrectly or in a way regarded as incorrect

Examples of mispronounce

  1. His name is often mispronounced.



1593

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1593

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