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cacoepy

[kuh-koh-uh-pee] /kəˈkoʊ ə pi/
noun, plural cacoepies.
1.
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
Related forms
cacoepist, noun
cacoepistic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cacoepistic

cacoepy

/kəˈkəʊɪpɪ/
noun
1.
bad or mistaken pronunciation
Derived Forms
cacoepistic (kəˌkəʊɪˈpɪstɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek kakoepeia
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