misspell

verb mis·spell \ ˌmis-ˈspel \

Definition of misspell

transitive verb
: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.

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First Known Use of misspell

1655


MISSPELL Defined for English Language Learners

misspell

verb

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


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