Definition of Misspell

1. Verb. Spell incorrectly.

Generic synonyms: Spell, Spell Out
Derivative terms: Misspelling



Definition of Misspell

1. v. t. To spell incorrectly.

Definition of Misspell

1. Verb. To spell incorrectly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Misspell

1. to spell incorrectly [v -SPELLED or -SPELT, -SPELLING, -SPELLS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Misspell

missout
missouts
misspace
misspaced
misspaces
misspacing
misspeak
misspeaker
misspeakers
misspeaking
misspeakings
misspeaks
misspecification
misspecified
misspeech
misspell (current term)
misspelled
misspeller
misspellers
misspelling
misspellings
misspells
misspelt
misspend
misspender
misspenders
misspending
misspends
misspense
misspent

Literary usage of Misspell

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1. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1836)
"All the botanical names of plants enumerated In this volume which are misspell, wrongly accented, nr the indication of the generic or ..."

2. The Spell-to-write Spelling Books by Ambrose Leo Suhrie, Robert Philip Koehler (1921)
"Why do so many people misspell which and where? 355 356 kitchen cupboard pantry pancakes shelf shelves baking biscuit 357 apron mop broom room chimney ..."

3. The Test and Study Speller by Daniel Starch, George Alonzo Mirick (1921)
"Again, after they have studied a word they may misspell ... The test will show that some pupils misspell two or three of twenty or twenty-five words, ..."

4. Commentaries on the Law of Evidence in Civil Cases by Burr W. Jones, Louis Horwitz (1913)
"more persons may misspell one word in the same manner, it is less probable that they will misspell two or more words in the same manner. ..."

5. Seventy Lessons in Spelling, Revised: A Complete Collection of Difficult by Albert Sherman Osborn, John Edward King, Louis Lafayette Williams (1906)
"Even the poorest spellers do not misspell every difficult word, but usually only a certain limited class of words; and the chief end and aim of spelling ..."

6. Junior English Book by Alfred Marshall Hitchcock (1920)
"Then you will never misspell the word again. Plums are a fruit. ... And nine you cannot well misspell. When the two are joined, the silent e is not dropped. ..."

7. The Indiana School Journal by Indiana State Teachers Association (1896)
"Each teacher is supposed to keep a list of the common words which her children frequently misspell, and to bring them in succeeding spelling lessons again ..."

8. Seventy Lessons in Spelling: A Complete Collection of Difficult Common Words by Louis Lafayette Williams, Fernando E. Rogers (1885)
"Even the poorest spellers do not misspell every difficult word, but usually only a certain limited class of words ; and the chief end and aim of spelling ..."

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