mishear

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verb mis·hear \ˌmis-ˈhir\

Definition of mishear

misheard

play \-ˈhərd\;

mishearing

play \-ˈhir-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to hear wrongly

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

Examples of mishear in a Sentence

  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


MISHEAR Defined for English Language Learners

mishear

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verb

Definition of mishear for English Language Learners

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

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