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
My Italian culinary experiences were all of the Olive Garden variety, mispronouncing fagioli and amatraciana and imagining picturesque Mediterranean villages where everyone feasted on unlimited breadsticks all day long.
If this prolonged slump throughout the lineup continues, especially with runners in scoring position, how long before sports-talk radio callers start mispronouncing the name of Cubs hitting coach John Mallee?
The oddsmakers at SportsBettingDime.com sent The Courant its overall draft odds and gave some props and analysis for UConn's Obi Melinfonwu: Odds that Obi Melifonwu's (S, UConn) name is mispronounced when he is selected: 3/1.
The Gonzaga’s Bulldogs comprised that cute little team from Spokane, the one that constantly made trouble in the NCAA tournament and constantly had its name mispronounced.
And chances are someone is bound to mispronounce the designer’s name that night.
The recipients paraded up to the podium area Tuesday after they were announced by a White House aide who managed to mispronounce the names of Mr. Redford, Bruce Springsteen and Cicely Tyson.
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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