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mispronounce

[mis-pruh-nouns] /ˌmɪs prəˈnaʊns/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), mispronounced, mispronouncing.
1.
to pronounce incorrectly.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; mis-1 + pronounce
Related forms
mispronouncer, noun
mispronunciation
[mis-pruh-nuhn-see-ey-shuh n] /ˌmɪs prəˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mispronunciation

mispronounce

/ˌmɪsprəˈnaʊns/
verb
1.
to pronounce (a word) wrongly
Derived Forms
mispronunciation (ˌmɪsprəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən) noun
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Word Origin and History for mispronunciation
n.

1520s; see mis- (1) + pronunciation.

mispronounce

v.

1590s, from mis- (1) + pronounce. Related: Mispronounced; mispronouncing.

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