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  • n. The mispronunciation of words:


From Ancient Greek κακός (kakos, "bad") + ἔπος (epos, "word"). (Wiktionary)


  • Chambers gives several interesting words with the caco - root, eg "cacoepy", bad pronunciation, "cacology", also bad pronunciation and bad choice of words as well.

    Ephems of BLB

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  • "Incorrect pronunciation; mispronunciation: opposed to orthoepy." — Century Dictionary (1914 ed.)

    September 20, 2010

  • The mispronunciation of words. (The fact that it's so damn hard to pronounce is no help at all.)

    October 3, 2007