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mis·pro·nounce

 (mĭs′prə-nouns′)
v. mis·pro·nounced, mis·pro·nounc·ing, mis·pro·nounc·es
v.tr.
To pronounce badly or incorrectly.
v.intr.
To make a poor pronunciation.

mis′pro·nun′ci·a′tion (-nŭn′sē-ā′shən) n.
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mispronounce

(ˌmɪsprəˈnaʊns)
vb
to pronounce (a word) wrongly
mispronunciation n
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mis•pro•nounce

(ˌmɪs prəˈnaʊns)

v.t., v.i. -nounced, -nounc•ing.
to pronounce incorrectly.
mis`pro•nun`ci•a′tion (-ˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən) n.
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mispronounce


Past participle: mispronounced
Gerund: mispronouncing

Imperative
mispronounce
mispronounce
Present
I mispronounce
you mispronounce
he/she/it mispronounces
we mispronounce
you mispronounce
they mispronounce
Preterite
I mispronounced
you mispronounced
he/she/it mispronounced
we mispronounced
you mispronounced
they mispronounced
Present Continuous
I am mispronouncing
you are mispronouncing
he/she/it is mispronouncing
we are mispronouncing
you are mispronouncing
they are mispronouncing
Present Perfect
I have mispronounced
you have mispronounced
he/she/it has mispronounced
we have mispronounced
you have mispronounced
they have mispronounced
Past Continuous
I was mispronouncing
you were mispronouncing
he/she/it was mispronouncing
we were mispronouncing
you were mispronouncing
they were mispronouncing
Past Perfect
I had mispronounced
you had mispronounced
he/she/it had mispronounced
we had mispronounced
you had mispronounced
they had mispronounced
Future
I will mispronounce
you will mispronounce
he/she/it will mispronounce
we will mispronounce
you will mispronounce
they will mispronounce
Future Perfect
I will have mispronounced
you will have mispronounced
he/she/it will have mispronounced
we will have mispronounced
you will have mispronounced
they will have mispronounced
Future Continuous
I will be mispronouncing
you will be mispronouncing
he/she/it will be mispronouncing
we will be mispronouncing
you will be mispronouncing
they will be mispronouncing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mispronouncing
you have been mispronouncing
he/she/it has been mispronouncing
we have been mispronouncing
you have been mispronouncing
they have been mispronouncing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mispronouncing
you will have been mispronouncing
he/she/it will have been mispronouncing
we will have been mispronouncing
you will have been mispronouncing
they will have been mispronouncing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mispronouncing
you had been mispronouncing
he/she/it had been mispronouncing
we had been mispronouncing
you had been mispronouncing
they had been mispronouncing
Conditional
I would mispronounce
you would mispronounce
he/she/it would mispronounce
we would mispronounce
you would mispronounce
they would mispronounce
Past Conditional
I would have mispronounced
you would have mispronounced
he/she/it would have mispronounced
we would have mispronounced
you would have mispronounced
they would have mispronounced
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.mispronounce - pronounce a word incorrectlymispronounce - pronounce a word incorrectly; "She mispronounces many Latinate words"
enounce, enunciate, pronounce, sound out, articulate, say - speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
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Translations
يُخْطِئ في اللفْظ
špatně vyslovovat
rosszul ejt ki
bera rangt fram
neteisingai ištartineteisingai tartineteisingas tarimas
nepareizi izrunāt
zle vyslovovať
napačno izgovarjati
yanlış telâffuz etmek

mispronounce

[ˌmɪsprəˈnaʊns] VTpronunciar mal
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mispronounce

[ˌmɪsprəˈnaʊns] vtmal prononcer
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mispronounce

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mispronounce

[ˌmɪsprəˈnaʊns] vtpronunciare male
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

mispronounce

(misprəˈnauns) verb
to pronounce (words etc) wrongly.
ˈmisproˌnunciˈation (-nansi-) noun
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