mis·​tran·​scrip·​tion ˌmis-tran(t)-ˈskrip-shən How to pronounce mistranscription (audio)
plural mistranscriptions
: a mistake in transcription : an incorrect copy
an unlikely word that was probably a mistranscription
Mr. Lofaro does make major improvements on the texture of the whole novel, correcting mistranscriptions and preserving dialect.Benjamin Lytal

Examples of mistranscription in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Transcriptions help reporters search for key words and phrases, but Minutes is far from foolproof, meaning fast talkers and grumbled phrases are susceptible to mistranscription. Troy Aidan Sambajon, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mistranscription was in 1648

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“Mistranscription.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mistranscription. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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