Definition of Misspeak

1. Verb. Pronounce a word incorrectly. "She mispronounces many Latinate words"

Exact synonyms: Mispronounce
Generic synonyms: Articulate, Enounce, Enunciate, Pronounce, Say, Sound Out
Derivative terms: Mispronunciation



Definition of Misspeak

1. v. i. To err in speaking.

2. v. t. To utter wrongly.

Definition of Misspeak

1. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To speak insultingly or disrespectfully. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive chiefly _US) To fail to pronounce, utter, or speak correctly ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Misspeak

1. to speak incorrectly [v -SPOKE, -SPOKEN, -SPEAKING, -SPEAKS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Misspeak

missort
missorted
missorting
missorts
missought
missound
missounded
missounding
missounds
missout
missouts
misspace
misspaced
misspaces
misspacing
misspeak (current term)
misspeaker
misspeakers
misspeaking
misspeakings
misspeaks
misspecification
misspecified
misspeech
misspell
misspelled
misspeller
misspellers
misspelling
misspellings

Literary usage of Misspeak

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1. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"MISSIVE, (mis'-siv) n. «. A letter sent ; a messenger. 7'.> misspeak, (mis-speke') ».a. To speak To misspeak, (mjs-speke') ..n. To blunder in speaking. ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"misspeak not all (or htr amiss; there bin that keepen flocks, ... speker; < misspeak 4- -er1.] One who speaks falsely or slanderously. world», ..."

3. A Supplementary English Glossary by Thomas Lewis Owen Davies (1881)
"misspeak, to blame or calumniate. JEn . . Ah, shepherds, you bin full of wiles, and whet your wits ou books, And rape poor maids with pipes and songs and ..."

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