verb (used with object), misheard, mishearing.
to hear incorrectly or imperfectly: to mishear a remark.

before 1000; Middle English misheren, Old English mishīeran. See mis-1, hear

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mishear (ˌmɪsˈhɪə)
vb , -hears, -hearing, -heard
to fail to hear correctly

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Word Origin & History

O.E. mishieran "to disobey;" see mis- (1) + hear. Sense of "to hear incorrectly" first recorded early 13c.
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Example sentences
And some were so eager to mishear and put me down that they would mishear and misremember no matter what.
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