misemphasis

noun
mis·em·pha·sis | \ ˌmis-ˈem(p)-fə-səs \
plural misemphases\ˌmis-ˈem(p)-fə-ˌsēz \

Definition of misemphasis 

: misplaced emphasis misemphasis on the wrong syllable

First Known Use of misemphasis

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of misemphasis was in 1889

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