Definitions

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  • adj. Describing something said wrongly.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of mispronounce.

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Examples

  • He blew up when he heard his name mispronounced that way.

    Will Rogers: A Biography

  • To hear his name mispronounced might, he felt, precipitate a catastrophe.

    The Far Horizon

  • The new Louis with his Court is rolling towards Choisy, through the summer afternoon: the royal tears still flow; but a word mispronounced by Monseigneur d'Artois sets them all laughing, and they weep no more.

    The French Revolution

  • Having had his name mispronounced all his life, he adopted the name of Forsythe, which came from his mother's family. talkback

    TODAYonline

  • Having had his name mispronounced all his life, he adopted the name of Forsythe, which came from his mother's family.

    Politics

  • (All-Star closer Joakim Soria, for all his accomplishments, still hears his name mispronounced outside of Kansas City.)

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • On a related note, my wife has her name mispronounced every year during the Marathon ... by multiple DJs, even when we include a phonetic guide ... for years.

    WFMU's recent playlists

  • I mean, everyone should know how much it sucks to get your name mispronounced, so there's really no excuse to mispronounce others.

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  • My Danish grandfather had his name mispronounced when he emigrated to the US and subsequently changed to a more English sounding pronunciation..

    Think Progress

  • All of them told me the same thing, it is a big pain going through school and even as an adult because you are constantly having your name mispronounced and then you have to spend time forever correcting that.

    Celebrity Baby Blog

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