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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 misspelled
  • It was also notable how frequently applicants misspelled the name of the school in their cover letters.
  • Guessing which one they misspelled will be left as an exercise for the student.
  • His handwriting was practically illegible and he misspelled many words.
  • The article also misspelled the surname of one of the finalists this year.
  • In fact, as soon as the broadcast began, the first seven students misspelled their words.
  • Compare some purposefully misspelled searches in one or more auction categories to the correctly spelled search.
  • Flimsy packaging or misspelled words offer more signals.
  • Your name is misspelled on the handwritten label stuck on the door of your shared office.
  • The article also misspelled the name of the company's founder.
  • The obituary also misspelled the given name of his surviving brother.
British Dictionary definitions for misspelled


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 misspelled



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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