Definition of mispronounce in English:

mispronounce

Line breaks: mis|pro¦nounce
Pronunciation: /mɪsprəˈnaʊns
 
/

verb

[with object]
Pronounce (a word) incorrectly: she mispronounced my name
More example sentences
  • Unconvincingly, the Tory leader - mispronouncing the word ‘leadership’ - said he welcomed the chance to put his job on the line.
  • Correct your child every time she mispronounces a word.
  • And then we sat down and he told me in no uncertain terms that I'd mispronounced a word, and that if I ever embarrassed him like that again, he'd kill me.

Derivatives

mispronunciation

Pronunciation: /-nʌnsɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • The Esmonde's named the castle after a place called Hunnington in Lincolnshire from which the Esmondes originally came and the name ‘Huntington’ came as a mispronunciation.
  • If he's brought up in England, he's up for a life of misspelling and mispronunciation of his name.
  • Then there's the time I was dealing with a sobbing woman on the phone, processing some information relating to her husband's death; and I made a glaring mispronunciation.

Definition of mispronounce in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day internecine
Pronunciation: ˌintərˈnesēn
adjective
destructive to both sides in a conflict