Definition of misspeak in English:

misspeak

Line breaks: mis|speak
Pronunciation: /mɪsˈspiːk
 
/

verb (past misspoke; past participle misspoken)

[no object] chiefly US
  • Express oneself in an insufficiently clear or accurate way: claiming that she misspoke, she served up a second explanation perhaps he misspoke himself
    More example sentences
    • You quote Cheney on Meet the Press, but examining the transcript makes it clear he misspoke, meaning to say program not weapons.
    • Your initial response was to ask me if I had considered whether or not you had merely misspoke or had written carelessly when you made the claim that the article's findings ‘flies in the face of evolutionary theory’.
    • He may have misspoken at Davos, for which he apologized and clarified his comments.

More definitions of misspeak

Definition of misspeak in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day grotesquerie
Pronunciation: grəʊˈtɛskəri
noun
grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively