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mispronunciation

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of mispronouncing.
  • n. A mispronounced word or phrase.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Wrong or improper pronunciation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of pronouncing incorrectly.
  • n. A wrong or improper pronunciation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. incorrect pronunciation

Etymologies

mis- +‎ pronunciation. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yeah a slip of the tongue and a mispronunciation is the same as Simple Sarahs blatant ignorance and observation that wars are just another way for politicians to score political points.

    Think Progress » Did Palin write the answers to Tea Party Convention questions on her hand?

  • Shakespeare, he regards as an author whose English ought to be corrected; and he became furious over what he called the mispronunciation of "apotheosis," which he said

    Confessions of a Book-Lover

  • On the other hand the voicemailer who defended Dave this episode, as much as I agree with him that Dave's mispronunciation is just one of Dave's many charms, and as much as I give the voicemailer points for trying to formulate a defence for Dave, got it wrong.

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  • Supposedly the French enjoyed this native form of music and had it performed often at weddings - thus the word was rumored to be a mispronunciation of the French word "mariage."

    A new generation embraces centuries-old music of Mexico

  • If Tekon kinkurito (the title is a child's mispronunciation of the Japanese words for steel-reinforced concrete) is such a complex, bewildering experience, that may be because it's a variety of timelines being told at the same time, vying for the eye's attention.

    Critic After Dark

  • The title refers to a mispronunciation of the last name of

    NYT > Home Page

  • But I find it hard to wrap my mind around the idea that a sentence ending with a preposition, or a "mispronunciation" of nuclear, can arouse that sort of taboo reaction, just like curse words or taking the name of the Lord in vain in appropriate cultural/religious circumstances.

    languagehat.com: THE ANTIQUITY OF CURSING.

  • He has had obvious on-air jitters, mispronouncing "mispronunciation" the first week and stutter-stepping his way through sentences as his brain and mouth worked furiously to stay in sync.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • She says she suffers from the typical errors committed by Spanish-speakers whose native language is French, such as mispronunciation of 'r's and' j's.

    thinkSPAIN - The leading English Spanish website

  • If we're really using pronunciation as the barometer of foreign policy depth, then her 'mispronunciation' of General McKiernan as "McClellan" certainly doesn't bode well.

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