Definition of mispronunciation
: the act or an instance of mispronouncing
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Marlene was granted a spot at the nationals despite being declared the runner-up at the regional bee in March, said her mother, Michele Schaff, who had tried to challenge the results over a mispronunciation and have co-champions declared.
Fathizadeh took the mispronunciation of his last name in stride.
Elephant rides and Rugrats-style word misunderstandings and mispronunciations abound.
For years, players like Roberto Clemente or Orestes Miñoso, who was known as Minnie, were quoted in the press in broken English, with reporters exaggerating their malapropisms and mispronunciations.
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Definition of mispronunciation for Students
: the act or state of saying or making the sounds of incorrectly
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