misemphasis

noun mis·em·pha·sis \ ˌmis-ˈem(p)-fə-səs \

Definition of misemphasis

plural misemphases play \ˌmis-ˈem(p)-fə-ˌsēz\
: misplaced emphasis
  • misemphasis on the wrong syllable

First Known Use of misemphasis

1889

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