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misspelling

[mis-spel-ing] /mɪsˈspɛl ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of spelling incorrectly:
Note his misspelling of that word.
2.
an incorrectly spelled word:
You have three misspellings in your letter.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; mis-1 + spelling

misspell

[mis-spel] /mɪsˈspɛl/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), misspelled or misspelt, misspelling.
1.
to spell incorrectly.
Origin
1645-55; mis-1 + spell1
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British Dictionary definitions for misspelling

misspelling

/ˌmɪsˈspɛlɪŋ/
noun
1.
a wrong spelling

misspell

/ˌmɪsˈspɛl/
verb -spells, -spelling, -spelt, -spelled
1.
to spell (a word or words) wrongly
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Word Origin and History for misspelling

misspell

v.

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

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