cacoëpy

cacoepy

[kuh-koh-uh-pee]
noun, plural cacoepies.
incorrect pronunciation or an instance of this; mispronunciation (opposed to orthoepy ).
Also, Older Use, cacoëpy.


Origin:
< Greek kakoépeia faulty language, equivalent to caco- caco- + epe- (stem of épos) song, word + -ia -y3

cacoepist, noun
cacoepistic, adjective
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cacoepy (kəˈkəʊɪpɪ)
 
n
bad or mistaken pronunciation
 
[C19: from Greek kakoepeia]
 
cacoepistic
 
adj

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