mispronounce mispronounce  /mɪs prə ˈnaʊns/

Definition(s):

  • (v) pronounce a word incorrectly

Usage(s):

  • An uninspired orator, with a set, almost unvarying speech, he seems intentionally to mangle his syntax and mispronounce words.

News

  • Immigration bill is an early test for New Jersey's new senator

    He traded a glass-walled office and sweeping views of the Delaware River in Trenton for a converted conference room in a prefab building on Capitol Hill, where people continuously mispronounce his name. But former New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa is s now a part of an exclusive 100-member club that gets to have a say on the major issues of the day.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: The Record

Quotes

  1. "I usually leave the names to Bob Papa and let him figure it out," Lynch said. "But yeah, I have trouble with the pronunciation of names. Sometimes I get them, sometimes I don't. I don't mean anything by it if I mispronounce a name."
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Dick Lynch Source: WNYT

  2. "What was so funny," Owens told Penthouse, "is that she pronounces her last name 'Tuh-RELL,' the way people mispronounce my last name."
    on Nov 30, 2005 By: Terrell Owens Source: The Delaware County Times

  3. "You know how it is," Mangini said. "Guys are going to kid you if you mispronounce a word or somebody's name. It's good-natured, but you'd rather not go through that if you can avoid it."
    on Nov 18, 2006 By: Eric Mangini Source: New York Times

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