misspell

verb mis·spell \ ˌmis-ˈspel \
|Updated on: 16 Aug 2018

Definition of misspell

: 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.

Recent Examples of misspell from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'misspell.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of misspell

1655

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

MISSPELL Defined for English Language Learners

misspell

Definition of misspell for English Language Learners

  • : to spell (a word or name) incorrectly


MISSPELL Defined for Kids

misspell

verb mis·spell \ mis-ˈspel \

Definition of misspell for Students

misspelled; misspelling
: to spell in an incorrect way


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up misspell? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

very hard to disturb or upset

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet-pasta-spelling-help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!