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Mispronounce   /mɪsprənˈaʊns/   Listen
Mispronounce

verb
(past & past part. mispronounced; pres. part. mispronouncing)
1.
Pronounce a word incorrectly.  Synonym: misspeak.






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"Mispronounce" Quotes from Famous Books



... broken, age had touched his vocal chords, And nearly every Sunday he would mispronounce the words Of the hymns, and 'twas no wonder, he was old and nearly blind, And the choir rattling onward ...
— Poems Teachers Ask For, Book Two • Various

... an other is always as properly two words, as the phrase the other, and more so. The latter, being long ago vulgarly contracted into t'other, probably gave rise to the apparent contraction another; which many people nowadays are ignorant enough to divide wrong, and mispronounce. See "a-no-ther" in Murray's Spelling-Book, p. 71; and "a-noth-er" in Emerson's, p. 76. An here excludes any other article; and both analogy and consistency require that the words be separated. Their union, like that of the words the and other, has ...
— The Grammar of English Grammars • Goold Brown



Words linked to "Mispronounce" :   enunciate, articulate, mispronunciation, enounce, say, sound out, pronounce



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