misspell

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verb mis·spell \ˌmis-ˈspel\

Definition of misspell

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to spell incorrectly <The name of the town was misspelled on the map.>

Examples of misspell in a sentence

  1. The name of the town had been misspelled on the map.

1655

First Known Use of misspell

1655


MISSPELL Defined for English Language Learners

misspell

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verb mis·spell \ˌmis-ˈspel\

Definition of misspell for English Language Learners

  • : to spell (a word or name) incorrectly


MISSPELL Defined for Kids

misspell

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verb mis·spell \mis-ˈspel\

Definition of misspell for Students

misspelled

misspelling

  1. :  to spell in an incorrect way



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