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
His last name was misspelled in an article in June 26 editions.
One of the easiest ways to know that the president had nothing to do with this statement is that nothing was misspelled.
A photo caption with a House Call article about Mr. Douglas in Friday’s Mansion section misspelled it as Byrna.
The newsletter dated June 19, 2017, misspelled and misstated the source of the name of an undersea volcano.
An earlier version of this story misspelled IdentoGO.
Lost to history until now, Willie's surname -- in newspaper print for the first time -- was either misspelled by the editor on the desk, or simply passed along incorrectly: Stars listed from the Red Division: ...
A headline on Page 1 of Wednesday's newspaper misspelled the last name of Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker.
The memo, sent by Brown's former chief of staff, Kristen Leonard, misspells Mosby's first 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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