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[mis-spel] /mɪsˈspɛl/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), misspelled or misspelt, misspelling.
to spell incorrectly.
Origin of misspell
1645-55; mis-1 + spell1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for misspell
  • His press releases misspell words, even getting his own name wrong.
  • They misspell every other word and even the brand of their own vehicle.
  • Only people who misspell predicting by spelling it out the way they say it are quick studies.
  • If you misspell a word, the paid versions will suggest words with similar spellings.
  • It is typical and ok to misspell some things and make some typos in the course of the conversation.
  • Horribly misspell it if you need a word to remember.
  • Praise them even if you cannot read their letters, they misspell words or cannot read big words yet.
  • They continue to misspell it forty percent of the time, as do wedding invitations and charitable solicitations.
  • He's also a tough teacher, and you don't ever want to misspell a word or put forth a shaky idea, he'll pin you.
British Dictionary definitions for misspell


verb -spells, -spelling, -spelt, -spelled
to spell (a word or words) wrongly
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for misspell

1650s, from mis- (1) + spell (v.). Related: Misspelled; misspelling.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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