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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
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British Dictionary definitions for misspellings

misspelling

/ˌmɪsˈspɛlɪŋ/
noun
1.
a wrong spelling
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