mispronounce
transitive verb Date: 1593 to pronounce incorrectly or in a way regarded as incorrect

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  • Mispronounce — Mis pro*nounce , v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Mispronounced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mispronouncing}.] To pronounce incorrectly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mispronounce — (v.) 1590s, from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + PRONOUNCE (Cf. pronounce). Related: Mispronounced; mispronouncing …   Etymology dictionary

  • mispronounce — ► VERB ▪ pronounce wrongly. DERIVATIVES mispronunciation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • mispronounce — [mis΄prō nouns′, mis΄prənouns′] vt., vi. mispronounced, mispronouncing to give (a word or words) a pronunciation different from any of the accepted standard pronunciations; pronounce incorrectly mispronunciation [mis΄prōnun΄sē ā′shən,… …   English World dictionary

  • mispronounce — UK [ˌmɪsprəˈnaʊns] / US verb [transitive] Word forms mispronounce : present tense I/you/we/they mispronounce he/she/it mispronounces present participle mispronouncing past tense mispronounced past participle mispronounced to pronounce a word… …   English dictionary

  • mispronounce — verb Mispronounce is used with these nouns as the object: ↑word …   Collocations dictionary

  • mispronounce — [[t]mɪ̱sprəna͟ʊns[/t]] mispronounces, mispronouncing, mispronounced VERB If you mispronounce a word, you pronounce it wrongly. [V n] He repeatedly mispronounced words and slurred his speech …   English dictionary

  • mispronounce — mispronouncer, n. mispronunciation /mis preuh nun see ay sheuhn/, n. /mis preuh nowns /, v.t., v.i., mispronounced, mispronouncing. to pronounce incorrectly. [1585 95; MIS 1 + PRONOUNCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • mispronounce — verb To pronounce (a word, phrase, etc.) incorrectly …   Wiktionary

  • mispronounce — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. misspeak, mis say; garble. See stammering. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. falter, misspeak, murder the Queen s English, murder the King s English*; see hesitate , stammer …   English dictionary for students

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