Definition of misspell
: to spell incorrectly The name of the town was misspelled on the map.
Examples of misspell in a Sentence
The name of the town had been misspelled on the map.
Recent Examples of misspell from the Web
An earlier version of this story misspelled Commander Hans Ganthier's name.
Each set asked the same round of questions, oftentimes misspelling the same set of Indian names we’d already given, and then, dragging two of my classmates into their squad car to go ID some suspects.
SCIENCE TIMES An article on Tuesday about the evolution of beauty misspelled the middle name of a scientist who came up with the theory of evolution at the same time as Charles Darwin.
The correct spelling came after the two spellers immediately preceding Erin misspelled their words.
An incomplete version of Dettelbach's campaign website - with his name misspelled in the URL - also briefly appeared online.
First, covfefe is so misspelled that his smartphone apparently didn't make any suggestions.
Karen misspelled netsuke, a small sculptural object.
Eastern, 10/03/13: An earlier version of this story misspelled President Josiah Bartlet’s name.
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First Known Use of misspell
MISSPELL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of misspell for English Language Learners
: to spell (a word or name) incorrectly
MISSPELL Defined for Kids
Definition of misspell for Students
: to spell in an incorrect way
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