Definition of mispronounce
: to pronounce incorrectly or in a way regarded as incorrect
Examples of mispronounce in a Sentence
His name is often mispronounced.
Recent Examples of mispronounce from the Web
Alexander and Johnson both mispronounced Bamford’s name as Bashford (a Freudian slip).
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First Known Use of mispronounce
MISPRONOUNCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mispronounce for English Language Learners
: to pronounce (a word or name) incorrectly
MISPRONOUNCE Defined for Kids
Definition of mispronounce for Students
: to say or make the sounds of incorrectly mispronounce a word
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