misquotation

noun
mis·​quo·​ta·​tion | \ ˌmis-kwō-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce misquotation (audio) also -kō-\
plural misquotations

Definition of misquotation

: the act or an instance of quoting something or someone incorrectly In the book, Mr. Sullivan offers 10 common "mechanisms" that he says lead to misquotation and incorrect attribution.— Niraj Chokshi : an incorrect quotation "Play it again, Sam" is a famous misquotation. Bergman's character, Ilsa Lund, tells piano player Sam (Dooley Wilson): "Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By."— Jeffrey Sheban

First Known Use of misquotation

1608, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries near misquotation

misproud

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misquotation

misquote

Mişrātah

misread

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23 Apr 2019

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The first known use of misquotation was in 1608

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