mispronounce

verb mis·pro·nounce \ ˌmis-prə-ˈnau̇n(t)s \
Updated on: 10 Apr 2018

Definition of mispronounce

: to pronounce incorrectly or in a way regarded as incorrect

Examples of mispronounce in a Sentence

  1. His name is often mispronounced.

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First Known Use of mispronounce

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MISPRONOUNCE Defined for English Language Learners

mispronounce

Definition of mispronounce for English Language Learners

  • : to pronounce (a word or name) incorrectly


MISPRONOUNCE Defined for Kids

mispronounce

verb mis·pro·nounce \ ˌmis-prə-ˈnau̇ns \

Definition of mispronounce for Students

mispronounced; mispronouncing
: to say or make the sounds of incorrectly
  • mispronounce a word


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