misarticulate

verb

mis·​ar·​tic·​u·​late ˌmis-är-ˈti-kyə-ˌlāt How to pronounce misarticulate (audio)
misarticulated; misarticulating
1
transitive : to utter indistinctly or incorrectly
fricatives are frequently misarticulated as plosives by young children, and vice versa.Andrew Radford
2
intransitive : to utter speech sounds indistinctly or incorrectly
Most children who misarticulate are normal neurologically and structurally.Linda Pratt
misarticulation noun
plural misarticulations
It is not so much an abnormal anatomical structure which is the cause of misarticulation David Crystal and Rosemary Varley

Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of misarticulate was in 1949

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Cite this Entry

“Misarticulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misarticulate. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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