misvocalization

noun mis·vo·cal·i·za·tion \ ˌmis-ˌvō-kə-lə-ˈzā-shən \

Definition of misvocalization

plural misvocalizations
: incorrect vocalization; especially : the act or an instance of furnishing a word (such as a consonantal Hebrew or Arabic word) with incorrect vowels or vowel points
  • One is that "Moloch" is a misvocalization of the Hebrew word "melech" for "king"…
  • —Saul A. Kripke

First Known Use of misvocalization

1932

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